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.
Queensland urged to lift limitation periods for child sex abuse victims
Queensland is being urged to allow all victims of institutional child sexual abuse to sue for compensation, regardless of when the crime was committed.
Child abuse claims should face no time limits in Queensland, activist urges
Time limits on sexual abuse survivors lodging legal claims are archaic, unfair and must be repealed, the Queensland Government has been told.
Ageing Forgotten Australians demand prioritised access to services and support
The Alliance of Forgotten Australians has appealed to state and federal governments, demanding prioritised access to long-awaited services and support.
Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is closing registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016.
Ex-Qld bishop 'placed children at risk'
Retired Rockhampton Bishop Brian Heenan placed children at risk of abuse by a pedophile priest because of his inadequate response to complaints, a royal commission has found.
Former tennis boss admits organisation 'disregarded' welfare of alleged abuse victim
The former head of Tennis NSW has admitted that the organisation disregarded the welfare of a girl who made sexual abuse allegations against top coach Noel Callaghan.
Cricket club admits it did not know how to handle child abuse allegations, Royal Commission told
A cricket club in rural Queensland has conceded it could have done more when child abuse allegations were made against a coach, while the governing body admits it cannot guarantee protection policies are in place.
Child sexual abuse compensation could be paid in state schemes
Child sexual abuse survivors have joined the Catholic Church to call on the Turnbull government to commit to a National Redress Scheme, fearing they will receive different levels of compensation, depending on where they were abused, through state-run schemes.
Gail Furness, SC: the tough barrister skewering Pell in Rome
She is calm, persistent, and downright terrifying.
The Sydney barrister taking Cardinal George Pell to task at the Royal Commission into child sex abuse has Australians asking: Who is this woman?
Abuse royal commission: George Pell must have known, says Ridsdale victim
A victim who was raped daily while living with notorious paedophile Gerald Ridsdale at a presbytery in Mortlake says it is unfathomable that Cardinal George Pell didn't know he was being sexually abused.
Cardinal George Pell denies knowledge of the activities of paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale
Cardinal George Pell faced the child abuse Royal Commission from a Rome hotel, drawing gasps from survivors as he declared the crimes of notorious paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale were a "sad story" but "not of much interest" to him at the time.
Pell: Ridsdale was 'a sad story and it wasn’t of much interest to me'
Cardinal George Pell continued to give evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse via video link from Rome.
Movie on Toowoomba sex abuse scandal starts filming
The biggest cast assembled for an Ipswich shot movie will be filming in town over the next few weeks.
Production began in the past week on Don't Tell, which will star Jack Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young, Jacqueline Mckenzie, Martin Sacks, Gyton Grantley, Susie Porter and Robert Taylor to name a few.
Commission says abuse victims will get to hear Cardinal George Pell give evidence from Roman hotel room
Clerical abuse survivors from Ballarat will fly to Rome this weekend to hear Cardinal George Pell give evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
George Pell ‘too ill’ to give evidence in person
Cardinal George Pell will give evidence by video-link from Rome about the Catholic Church’s handling of child sex abuse, after a Royal Commission accepted he was too unwell to make the trip home.
Child sexual abuse: National approach to compensation, but no national scheme
The Federal Government says it will set up a national framework to offer compensation to victims of institutional sexual abuse following recommendations from the royal commission.
First step towards National Redress Scheme for child sex abuse
The federal government is taking the first step towards a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.