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POSTED 29-01-2016

Developing a National Approach to Redress for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The Commonwealth Government will lead the development of a national approach to redress for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Joint media release-attorney, 29 January 2016

POSTED 29-01-2016


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. 29 January 2016

POSTED 14-12-2015

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.

The Timaru Herald report 14 December 2015

POSTED 14-12-2015

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.

ABC report 14 December 2015

POSTED 24-11-2015

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.

Daily Telegraph report 24 November 2015

POSTED 23-11-2015

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.

ABC podcast 23 November 2015

POSTED 11-11-2015

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.

ABC Podcast 11 November 2015

POSTED 04-09-2015

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.

ABC Report 04 September 2015

POSTED 03-09-2015

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.

ABC Podcast 03 September 2015

POSTED 02-09-2015

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.

ABC Podcast 01 September 2015

POSTED 27-08-2015

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. 

ABC Podcast 26 August 2015

POSTED 27-08-2015

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.

The Bulletin 27 August 2015

POSTED 19-08-2015

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.

ABC Podcast 19 August 2015

POSTED 18-08-2015

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.

ABC Report, 17 August 2015

POSTED 17-08-2015

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.

Prime7report, 17 August 2015

POSTED 13-08-2015

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.

Northweststar report 11 March 2015

POSTED 10-08-2015

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.

The Age report 05 August 2015

POSTED 04-08-2015

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.

Royal Commission media release 4 August 2015

POSTED 03-08-2015

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.

Royal Commission media release 03 August 2015

POSTED 22-06-2015

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 Media release 22 June 2015

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