In 2013, the federal Attorney-General’s department saw fit to shut the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre run Aboriginal legal service and hand it to a Victorian group run by Wayne Muir. Muir is alleged to have committed rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment between 1987 and 2003, allegations Mr Muir denies.
The federal government requires Tasmanian Aborigines (and presumably others on the mainland) to have police checks just to sit on a committee, let alone be a CEO of legal services.
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More outrageous conduct by Tasmania Police with Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service nowhere to be seen.
Applications are now open for people seeking redress for their sexual abuse as children. Institutions have to sign up to be part of the scheme and not all relevant organisations have done so. There is a government web site that explains the details and provides the application form. There are also funded support services and a community legal advice service Knowmore. Further details here.
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