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.
Survivors of abuse in child care institutions protest for nationwide apology from police
Adults abused as children while staying in orphanages, children's homes, foster care and other care institutions have launched a campaign for a nationwide apology from police.
Tears as sex abuse statute of limitations Bill introduced in Parliament
The Queensland Parliament took a step forward in giving institutional child sex abuse survivors greater, and fairer grounds for seeking civil justice, but for the LNP and cross bench, it did not go far enough.
George Pell: police consider whether to charge cardinal over child abuse claims
Victoria police are considering whether to charge Australia’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, with historical child sexual abuse offences.
State introduces bill to remove time limit for legal action against child abuse in institutions
The State Government has introduced a bill to remove the time limit for undertaking legal action in cases of child abuse in institutions.
They destroyed Denis Ryan's police career. Now they admit he was right all along
"My own circumstances have been distinctly grim since I left the force but as dark as some of those days have been, they have no parallel with those forced to endure the pain and suffering of sexual abuse." Denis Ryan