LIBERALS’ ANNOUNCEMENT ON ABUSE REDRESS IS TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
Today’s announcement that the Liberal Government is finally committed to a national approach to redress for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse is too little, too late.
Child sex abuse conviction 'not enough' for Vatican to remove Australian priest
The Vatican refused to remove an Australian priest, despite his child sex abuse conviction - and the paedophile wanted money to agree to be defrocked, documents reveal.
Cardinal George Pell labels reports casting doubt on legitimacy of his illness 'misleading and mischievous'
Catholic Cardinal George Pell attacks reports casting doubt on the legitimacy on his illness, which has stopped him appearing at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Britain’s child migrants remembered in exhibition in London
Ingleburn resident John Hennessey has pledged to never let the world forget the horrors suffered by the child immigrants of England.
His reason is not for revenge, rather that it never happens again.
Catholic Church releases new legal guidelines to deal with civil claims of child sex abuse
Royal Commission hearings into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will resume tomorrow, with a focus on abuse at the Doveton Parish in Melbourne.
Inquiry told school counsellor was charged after abuse victim wore listening device
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been told that a school counsellor in Brisbane was only charged with sex offences when a former student wore a listening device for police, after almost two decades of complaints.
Child abuse royal commission: Geelong Grammar staff member tells inquiry son suicided due to abuse
A senior staff member of Geelong Grammar has told the royal commission into child sex abuse he believed his own son was probably molested at the school, and subsequently took his own life.
Geelong Grammar student expelled following abuse: Royal Commission
The commission has heard that Geelong Grammar School expelled a student after he reported that an adult in the boarding house had sexually abused him in 1989.
The school never reported the abuse to the police.
Royal Commission hears Geelong Grammar's bullying culture fostered abuse
Former students of Victoria's prestigious Geelong Grammar School have told the royal commission a subculture of brutality fostered sexual abuse at the school. The commission is investigating the school's response to abuse complaints from the 1950s to 2007. It's heard five former staff have been convicted of sexual offences against children.
Royal Commission: Winlaton superintendent apologises for abuse
A former superintendent of the Winlaton Youth Training Centre has offered a tearful apology to the women who were abused under her care.
Damning report on conduct of the Neerkol authorities
THE Royal Commission Inquiry has released a damning report relating to the misconduct of government and Catholic Church authorities in the wake of the Neerkol Orphanage hearings in April.
Former Turana superintendent horrified by abuse under his watch
At the Child Abuse Royal Commission in Victoria, a former superintendent of the Turana Youth Training Centre has said that he's horrified that boys who were sexually abused under his watch weren't helped.
Child sexual abuse royal commission: Working with children checks should be urgently strengthened and unified, report finds
Working with children checks should be strengthened and unified across all states and territories as a matter of urgency, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recommended.
Screening process failing children
An inconsistent and complex approach by states and territories to running background checks on people wanting to work with children has failed those the schemes are supposed to protect, prompting the royal commission into child sexual abuse to call for sweeping changes.
Aboriginal victims of abuse have claims collected
CLAIMS of victims of institutional abuse were collected on Mornington Island this week.
Seven years ago the state government compensated victims of institutional abuse – except for those in dormitories on Aboriginal Reserve Land and missions.
Royal Commission can shine a light on ‘forgotten’ people.
For decades the State failed in its duty to protect children placed in its care. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has an opportunity to make amends.
Public hearing to hear evidence from Retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson
The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney on Monday 24 August 2015.
Report of Case Study 10 released
The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study no.10 – the Salvation Army’s handling of claims of child sexual abuse 1989 to 2014 was released today.
Public hearing into the Jehovah’s Witnesses
The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on 27 July 2015 at 10:00am.
Royal Commission to hold community forum in Warrnambool
Warrnambool residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum on Wednesday 17 June.