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Enact all abuse recommendations: survivors May 8, 2014

Removing time limits that prevent historic child sex abuse victims pursuing civil compensation in Victoria will make little difference by itself, victims say. The government says it will overhaul the […] Read More »

Celibacy not a factor in child abuse, says brother May 8, 2014

Celibacy in religious institutions can turn some people into bitter ”lemons” unable to reach out healthily to others – but is not a contributing factor to child abuse, a senior […] Read More »

Anger over Catholic abuse scheme claim May 8, 2014

There’s been an angry reaction from victims groups after a Vatican official spoke of the effectiveness of the Australian Church’s redress scheme. (SBS podcast) Read More »

Murray Bridge workshop shows support May 5, 2014

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held an information workshop for service providers in Murray Bridge on Thursday. Read More »

Legal service offers advice on royal commission into child abuse Apr 11, 2014

A legal service, advising people with inquiries about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is visiting Whyalla today. The Knowmore Legal Service says anyone with questions […] Read More »

Royal commisssion into child abuse credited with rise in indecent assault reports Apr 11, 2014

A surge in reported indecent assaults in NSW may be the result of an increasing number of people being encouraged to come forward because of the royal commission into child […] Read More »

Child abuse Royal Commission urged to investigate cults Apr 11, 2014

A woman who says she was among a number of children sexually abused by a senior member of a yoga cult in New South Wales in the early 1980s is […] Read More »

Royal Commission rejects claims that WA abuse victims not speaking out Apr 11, 2014

Officials from the child abuse Royal Commission have rejected claims that only one person from Western Australia’s Kimberley region is willing to give oral testimony to the inquiry. The inquiry’s […] Read More »

Gerald Ridsdale’s victims to launch class action Apr 9, 2014

Victims of one of Australia’s most notorious paedophile priests, Gerald Ridsdale, are preparing a landmark class action against the Catholic Church in what will be the first test of Cardinal […] Read More »

Christian Brothers offer funeral help to child sexual abuse victim Barry Wilson Apr 9, 2014

The Christian Brothers have agreed to pay for the cremation of child sexual abuse victim Barry Wilson, who is dying of liver cancer, a victims advocate says. Read More »


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