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
Submissions published on factors affecting the institutional response to child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published 44 submissions received in response to Issues Paper 11.
Child sex abuse: Queensland government moves to lift statute of limitations
Child sex abuse survivors will no longer face the barrier of legal time limits when seeking damages, with the Palaszczuk government moving to remove the statute of limitations.
ACT Government looks to remove time limit on sex abuse civil claims, allowing victims to sue institutions
Canberra survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will soon be able to pursue compensation in the courts regardless of when the abuse took place, if legislation to be introduced by the ACT Government passes the assembly.
An Open Letter to the Change-Maker Hillary Rodham Clinton on Behalf of Sexual Abuse Victims in the United States
Dear Democratic Presidential Candidate and Sec. Hillary Rodham Clinton:
I had the good fortune to attend the Democratic National Convention on July 26, 2016, to witness the Roll Call vote that would nominate you as the first woman ever to be a presidential candidate for either political party.
LNP to empower abuse survivors
Child sex abuse survivors will have better pathways to justice through an LNP plan to remove the limitation period on child sex abuse civil claims if elected to government.
Hunter people knew in their bones a royal commission was needed
Four or five years ago it was common for people to ask me a question, given the amount being written at the time about institutional child sexual abuse in the Hunter region, and particularly the Catholic Church.
Child may have seen sex "on television": Royal Commission told
A disability support group dismissed concerns about a 10-year-old girl's sexualised behaviour by suggesting she could have "seen it on television", a Royal Commission has heard.
Brandis lifts time bar on sex abuse cases
The federal government has scrapped time limitations on child sex abuse claims against commonwealth entities such as the Australian Defence Force.