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Salvation army working with children policy wasn’t retrospective Apr 7, 2014

One of the most senior officers in the Salvation Army has told the Child Abuse Royal Commission that a confessed child sex offender was kept on at a women and […] Read More »

Paedophile Priest’s atrocities laid bare Apr 7, 2014

To serial paedophile Gerald Francis Ridsdale, violating children was “the Lord’s work”. That’s what he told one of his 53 victims as he assaulted the nine-year-old altar boy. Read More »

Abuse claims at WA Christian Brothers’ schools to be investigated by Royal Commission Apr 7, 2014

Claims of widespread child sex abuse at four Christian Brothers-run WA boarding schools will be investigated as part of a nationwide inquiry. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child […] Read More »

Commission to hear bedside testimony in Victoria Apr 7, 2014

Barry Wilson does not have long to tell his story. Six weeks ago, he was told he was dying of liver cancer. In five days, he shed about 16 kilograms. […] Read More »

Salvo boss delayed reporting abuser Apr 6, 2014

One of the Salvation Army’s top leaders in Australia waited nine months before telling authorities about a known sex abuser, who was also his friend, an inquiry has been told. Read More »

Catholic Church to revisit compensation caps for abuse victims Apr 4, 2014

The Catholic Church says it will revisit compensation arrangements under the Melbourne Response with a view to either increasing or removing the current cap of $75,000. Read More »

Royal Commission hears Salvation Army offered hush money to abuse victims Apr 2, 2014

A victim of abuse in a Salvation Army home has told the Royal Commission when he approached the Salvation Army with his complaint, he was offered a payment of $60,000, […] Read More »

Big demand for private hearings by abuse survivors Apr 1, 2014

The royal commission into child sexual abuse is receiving about 40 requests by abuse survivors for private sessions each week. After about 12 months of private and public hearings, the […] Read More »

Child abuse Royal Commission chairman warns not everyone will be heard Apr 1, 2014

The chairman of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse is warning that it won’t be possible for the inquiry to investigate allegations of abuse at all the institutions being […] Read More »

Child sexual abuse Royal Commission focuses on WA’s Kimberley region Mar 31, 2014

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in the Kimberley region who wish to share their story with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be encouraged […] Read More »


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