dinsdag, oktober 27, 2015

The Catholic Church will pick up the bill, which could be up to $20,000 a day.

CLERGY sex abuse survivor Philip Nagle asked for a minute’s silence following his testimony to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Tuesday.
Mr Nagle was honouring his 12 fellow St Alipius Christian Brothers Primary School pupils who have committed suicide – out of a class of 33.

A man whose wife was denied life insurance after she disclosed that she had had depression says he rues the day they were honest with the insurance company.

Six years ago Glen Smith and his wife Carmel were advised to take out a life policy with their superannuation.
But because of her history of mental illness, she was denied the life insurance.

"I'm sure there must be many, many people which are out there who have depression and they haven't actually disclosed that," Mr Smith told 7.30.
"But because my wife was honest and did disclose it, she was knocked back. So my suggestion is don't disclose it."
Like many Australians, Ms Smith was occasionally depressed and received treatment accordingly, but she was not suicidal.
"I think it's terribly unfair," Mr Smith said.
"Especially for somebody who's got it totally under control and is getting medication for it and they know they've got a history of depression and they have sought medical treatment for it.

Victoria police are planning a major security operation for the appearance of George Pell at the child sexual abuse royal commission in response to concerns about protecting him from angry victims.
Cardinal Pell, the Vatican’s third most senior official, has retained one of Australia’s most expensive barristers, Allan Myers QC, for what could be a make-or-break appearance in Melbourne on December 14.
The Catholic Church will pick up Mr Myers’s bill, which could be up to $20,000 a day



Ella Ingram is challenging QBE after she was denied a claim on her travel insurance four years ago.
On doctor's advice, she cancelled a planned overseas trip because of severe depression but QBE refused to pay out, claiming that mental illness was excluded.




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