Gerald Ridsdale: portrait of a monster as a forgetful old man
He doesn't look like a monster, this old man peering through spectacles, bald but for a few wisps of greyed hair above his ears.
Looks deceive. It's all in the perspective.
Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat
The Royal Commission will hold public hearings in Ballarat. The first public hearing commences on Tuesday 19 May 2015 and the second will commence on a date to be announced.
Child sex abuse inquiry: Health authorities knew of sex abuse allegations against Sydney doctor years before he was deregistered
A Sydney doctor who masturbated boys in his care during the 1970s and 1980s was not deregistered until 2013, a Royal Commission hears.
Queensland nun admits she lacked compassion in orphanage abuse claims
A senior Catholic nun has admitted her response to allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a central Queensland orphanage was inadequate and exacerbated victims’ suffering.
Sisters of Mercy leader didn’t listen to sexual abuse victims
The Sisters of Mercy leader admitted she was less than compassionate when sexual and physical abuse victims first started speaking out.
Not once when the allegations of abuse at Neerkol Orphanage first came to light, did Sister Berneice Loch attempt to contact victims, the Royal Commission panel heard yesterday.
Former Bishop apologises for failing sex abuse victims
He failed the victims of sexual abuse at Neerkol Orphanage and he will be sorry for the rest of his days.
The former Bishop of Rockhampton, Bishop Brian Heenan apologised unequivocally yesterday for the way he responded in the 1990s to allegations of child sex abuse at Neerkol Orphanage.
Church was prepared to pay for pedophile priest's headstone
The former Bishop of Rockhampton has apologised for the way he and the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton acted when allegations of child sex abuse were made in the early 1990s.
Bishop Heenan has given his evidence to the commission and has stepped down from the stand.
Historical Neerkol records destroyed in Brisbane floods
You may find yourself coming to several road blocks when you dig into Neerkol Orphanage's dark and horrific past.
Some Neerkol Orphanage records, kept in a basement in a Brisbane city building, were destroyed in 1974 when a flood swept through the State's Capital.
Sister Berneice Loch won't rule out investigation of directed
THE Royal Commission has heard Sr Loch would not rule out an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against former orphanage employee Kevin Baker.
Sr Loch admitted she wasn't proactive in her approach to the allegations that Mr Baker indecently touched a boy who lived at the orphanage.
Senior nun admits she lacked compassion
A senior Catholic nun admits her response to allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a Central Queensland Orphanage was inadequate and exacerbated victims' suffering.
Mark’s mission to honour kids
May the sun shine upon you and bring you warmth. May the winds that blow across this land bring you peace. May the stars that shine so bright spell out your names now and forever. For you are forgotten no more.
In a serene clearing off the Capricorn Hwy, gold plaques etched with this memorial message and the names of 110 children are mounted into stone boulders surrounded by what will grow to be a beautiful garden.
Hannelore wants the Neerkol stones removed
Hannelore Worrall (nee Majewski) now wants a bulldozer to knock down the Neerkol Orphanage memorial stones.
They are the very stones she helped commission to remember the children who attended the orphanage before it closed in 1978.
Orphanage victims frustrated over National Redress Scheme
There is growing frustration that the inquiry into child sexual abuse will not be able to deliver an adequate national redress scheme to compensate victims.
Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council speaks to RN Breakfast's Ellen Fanning from Rockhampton.
State should take some responsibility: Allaway
Although he will never quite get justice, Allan Allaway wants to see the State Government take some responsibility for the misconduct at Neerkol Orphanage.
"If it wasn't for those so-called authorities at the State Children's Department (at the time), there wouldn't be any physical or sexual abuse at Neerkol," he said.
Royal Commission continues into alleged abuse at Neerkol orphanage
An alleged pedophile priest told his victim he would throw the boy off a bridge in central Queensland if he revealed he was being raped.
Abuse at the Sisters of Mercy-run Neerkol orphanage has shocked a Royal Commission
It was Sister Emile who would clean him up and ensure he had a nappy for the bleeding after he would return, yet again, from being raped by the priest after the evening Mass.
Ex-bishop 'deeply regrets' abuse response
A retired Catholic Bishop says he deeply regrets dismissing allegations of child sexual abuse against members of his clergy and admits he put the reputation of the Church first.
Child sex abuse inquiry: 'It is something that will never leave you,' survivor says
A Queensland survivor says the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has given him the courage to speak out about what happened to him.
'Stain on my brain': David Owen to tell Royal Commission of life of abuse
David Owen was born after his 12-year-old mother was raped, was offered for adoption in a newspaper advertisement, and was physically, sexually and emotionally assaulted for years at an isolated orphanage run by the Catholic Sisters of Mercy.
First witnesses give evidence at Queensland child sex abuse hearing
An inquiry into a Catholic orphanage in Central Queensland has heard shocking allegations of child sex abuse on its first day.