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POSTED 22-07-2016

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.

TheHerald report, 22 July 2016

POSTED 15-07-2016

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.

The Guardian report, 15 July 2016

POSTED 11-05-2016

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. report 11 May 2016

POSTED 10-05-2016

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.

ABC podcast 10 May 2016

POSTED 10-05-2016

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Time limits on sexual abuse survivors lodging legal claims are archaic, unfair and must be repealed, the Queensland Government has been told.

ABC news report 10 May 2016

POSTED 03-05-2016

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.

Nine News article by Ehsan Knopf 30 April 2016

POSTED 29-04-2016

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., 29 April 2016

POSTED 21-04-2016

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.

Prime7report , 21 April 2016

POSTED 11-04-2016

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.

ABC podcast 11 April 2016

POSTED 07-04-2016

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.

MSN news report 07 April 2016

POSTED 15-03-2016

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.

SMH podcast,15 March 2016

POSTED 03-03-2016

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?

Dailytelegraph report 03 March 2016

POSTED 02-03-2016

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.

Naracoorte Herald report 02 March 2016

POSTED 01-03-2016

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.

ABC Podcast 01 March 2016

POSTED 01-03-2016

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.

ABC podcast 01 March 2016

POSTED 26-02-2016

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.

Southburnetttimes Report, 26 February 2016

POSTED 23-02-2016

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.

Stawelltimes Report 23 February 2016

POSTED 09-02-2016

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.

The Australian report, 9 February 2016

POSTED 01-02-2016

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.

ABC Podcast 29 January 2016

POSTED 01-02-2016

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.

ABC podcast 29 January 2016

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