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POSTED 25-03-2015

Abuse Redress knock-back 'disappointing'

The head of the Royal Commission into child abuse says the Commonwealth's rejection of a national compensation scheme is disappointing.

SBS Report 25 March 2015

POSTED 25-03-2015

Child sex abuse Royal Commission: Federal Government does not back national support scheme for victims, wants institutions to accept responsibility

The Federal Government does not support a single national support scheme for victims of institutionalised child sexual abuse and believes those institutions should foot the bill, a Royal Commission has heard.

ABC Report 25 March 2015

POSTED 18-03-2015

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson Denies Charge of Concealing Child Sexual Abuse

Archbishop Phil Wilson of Adelaide has said he will vigorously defend his innocence and vowed to clear his name after being charged by NSW police with concealing a serious offence regarding clerical child sexual abuse in the Hunter region nearly 30 years ago.

Sydney Archdiocese 18 March 2015

POSTED 18-03-2015

Care providers tell abuse inquiry more can be done to protect children

In one of the largest panel discussions the child abuse royal commission has seen to date, non-government care organisations have agreed that they could be doing more to keep children safe. And at the same time, the families of victims on the New South Wales far south coast say they are not being given enough support during an abuse case that is currently before the courts.

ABC Podcast 18 March 2015

POSTED 16-03-2015

Inquiry hears child abused in state care was ignored

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard harrowing evidence of abuse in state care as recently as last year. In some cases, children were the perpetrators rather than the caregivers. When the abuse was reported, the procedures in place to support some of the children failed.

ABC Podcast 16 March 2015

POSTED 16-03-2015

Cost deters states on child safety

A national approach to the protection of up to 50,000 children in care would not have the full support of all states and territories, a royal commission has heard. 

Skynews Report 16 March 2015

POSTED 17-02-2015

Finding the forgotten Australians – UNSW research project into children's homes

When Ian "Smiley" Bayliff and three of his brothers left their home in Manchester for Australia in the mid-1950s, their parents believed they were doing the best for their sons.

Mr Bayliff, then 8, and his brothers were sent to Fairbridge Farm near Molong, where they were promised a good education, healthy diet and an outdoor farming lifestyle.

The Age Report, 17 February 2015

POSTED 16-02-2015

New study aims to provide answers for 500,000 ‘Forgotten Australians’

THEY are the 500,000 ‘Forgotten Australians’ who grew up in institutions or other types of public care and were often left with a litany of trauma, neglect and maltreatment.

Report on Daily telegraph, 15 February 2015

POSTED 03-02-2015

Yeshivah College in spotlight for employing child sex predators

The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse has held hearings into abuse within the Catholic Church, the Salvation Army and other religious groups – but today was the first involving the Jewish community, and in particular the ultra-Orthodox Yeshivah College

9News Podcast, 2 February 2015

POSTED 02-02-2015

Bishop Bill Wright backs removal of statutory limitations on court action by sex abuse victims

The leader of the Catholic church in the Hunter has thrown his support behind a suggestion to repeal a time limit for victims of child sexual abuse to pursue civil litigation against the church and its clergy.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse discussed a possible repeal in its consultation paper, which was released on Friday.

The Maitland Mercury Report, 1 February 2015

POSTED 02-02-2015

Australia 'faces A$4bn' child-abuse compensation bill

Australia may need to pay $4.4bn as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.

A consultation paper, released by Australia's Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, estimated 65,000 people may be entitled to compensation. The commission is investigating how schools, churches and government bodies responded to abuse claims and cases.

BBC News Report 30 January, 2015

POSTED 02-02-2015

Australia 'faces A$4bn' child-abuse compensation bill

Australia may need to pay $4.4bn as compensation to the victims of child abuse, officials say.

A consultation paper, released by Australia's Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, estimated 65,000 people may be entitled to compensation. The commission is investigating how schools, churches and government bodies responded to abuse claims and cases.

BBC News Report 30 January, 2015

POSTED 31-01-2015

Clergy sex abuse survivor calls for long-term help

A BALLARAT clergy sexual abuse survivor has called for ongoing compensation, rather than a lump sum payment, as part of any proposed redress scheme.

Beaudesert Times,31 January 2015

POSTED 30-01-2015

Royal Commission releases consultation paper on redress and civil litigation

The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has launched a consultation paper on redress and civil litigation in Sydney today 

us7.campaign-archive1.com/ 30 January 2015

POSTED 30-01-2015

Child sexual abuse royal commission: Consultation paper predicts national redress scheme for victims would exceed $4 billion

The total cost of a national compensation scheme for victims of child sexual abuse would exceed $4 billion, according to a consultation paper released by the royal commission.

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ABC News, 30 January 2015

POSTED 19-01-2015

Royal Commission to visit Rockhampton and Woorabinda

Residents of Rockhampton and Woorabinda can learn first-hand about the work of the Royal Commission at two community information forums on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 January

Read more-posted 19 January 2015

POSTED 17-11-2014

Fifth Anniversary National Apology

This week sees the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Australian Government’s formal apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, delivered at a special remembrance event in Parliament House, Canberra on Monday 16 November, 2009.

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POSTED 16-11-2014

Five years on: Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Australian Government Media Release:
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. The Anniversary is an important milestone for many of the more than 500,000 Australians who experienced abuse, mistreatment and neglect while in out-of-home care during the last century. For full info click below:

kevinandrews.dss.gov.au media release 16 November 2014

POSTED 07-10-2014

ABC Radio:Hillsong church head Brian Houston accused alleged child abuse victim of 'tempting' father, inquiry told

The head of the Hillsong church accused an alleged child abuse victim of "tempting" his father into molesting him, a royal commission has heard.

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ABC Radio Australia, 7 October 2014

POSTED 28-07-2014

News-Mail:From torture to reunion: The story of the Riverview Old Boys

ROBERT Toreaux knows what it's liked to be tortured; to spend each day in fear of being attacked and humiliated without being able to escape.

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News-Mail, July 27 2014

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