Historic child sex abuse accused released on bail in Rocky
Kevin Leslie Baker made his first appearance in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning in relation to dozens of alleged child sex abuse charges.
Catholic brother guilty of 'very grave' Queensland teen sexual abuse
A Catholic brother who sexually abused nine "vulnerable and marginalised" boys at a Queensland orphanage has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for his historic crimes.
British inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia
A British inquiry into child sexual abuse has begun hearing evidence on whether the government did enough to protect children being sent to Australia
George Pell charged with multiple child sex charges
Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton told a media conference in Melbourne this morning Cardinal Pell had been charged “with historical sexual assault offences” with “multiple complainants”.
He has been charged on summons to appear for a filing hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18.
Cardinal George Pell charged with at least three serious child sex offences
Cardinal George Pell, Australia's highest ranking Catholic, will face at least three serious child sex assault charges, including at least one count of rape.
Victoria Police has confirmed Cardinal Pell has been charged on summons over multiple allegations against multiple victims and is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on July 18 for a filing hearing.
Meet the taxi driver going back to his childhood for the chance to perform with the Royal Ballet
Paul Morewood is one of a group of Brisbaneamateur dancers taking part in We All Dance, a workshop series facilitated by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to coincide with The Royal Ballet's visit to Australia.
Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
The Turnbull Government’s redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in institutional settings is planned to commence in 2018.
Catalyst for Renewal Incorporated – Where to from here?
An unreserved ‘call to action’ from Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council. He calls on members of the Catholic Church to no longer be bystanders and to hold the church hierarchy to account for their “avoidance of the truth and a failed attempt to divert the public from the scale of the abuse and the depths to which Church officials had sunk as they tried to keep it hidden”.
Anti-DV advocate appointed Qld mediator
A well-known domestic violence prevention campaigner will lead the reconciliation process between the Queensland government and women inappropriately placed in a state asylum as children.
Royal commission into sexual abuse: Issue of redress must be a priority, commissioner says.
Victims have waited too long for a response to their suffering and protection of children should be a top priority in Australia, says the chair of the royal commission into child sexual abuse.
Child sex abuse royal commission: Data reveals extent of Catholic allegations
The Australian Catholic Church has released "grim" data revealing 7 per cent of priests, working between 1950 and 2009, have been accused of child sex crimes.
New package to help improve aged care for care leavers launched
Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants, Stolen Generations and their families will benefit from an aged care resource package launched today.
Child sex abuse inquiry can only hope to better manage problem which it can not solve
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has played a pivotal role in uncovering hundreds of stories of child abuse which may have remained untold.
Child sex abuse redress scheme finally gives survivors the respect they deserve
The Federal Government's announcement it will set up a national redress scheme for survivors of abuse is much-needed and long overdue.
Australia announces $150,000 compensation for institutional child abuse victims, fails to oblige states and churches with opt-in scheme
In a first, Australian government has announced that survivors of institutional child abuse would be eligible for compensation up to $150,000 as part of a national redress scheme announced by the federal government.
99 candles in Ballarat
The powerful story of betrayal, denial and hope of Catholic sex abuse victims in Ballarat, Australia. Song available on CD. Based on factual interviews and real life experiences.
Abuse Royal Commission: Frank Ryan asked victim’s father not to go to police
The father of a boy who was sexually abused by a Catholic priest was asked by a senior cleric not to go to police and told that to do so might be harmful to his child.
Pedophile at house after NSW 13yo's death
After 13-year-old Andrew Nash took his own life, a now-notorious pedophile Marist brother turned up to his house and asked his mother whether the boy had left a note.
Hope that paedophile priest could be 'cured' was 'unrealistic'
A Maitland-Newcastle Diocesan official sent a priest who admitted to being attracted to young boys to a psychiatrist with the hope that he could be "cured," the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard on Friday.
Abuse inquiry hears evidence of serial paedophile Catholic priest in NSW
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard harrowing details about the dark past of the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese in New South Wales. Catholic priest Vincent Ryan was the focus of the first day of a highly-anticipated public hearing.