Australian Government funded community-based support services
Since the announcement of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse there has been increased demand for support services. The Australian Government wants to provide support to those affected by the Royal Commission and those engaging with the National Redress Scheme, when it commences in 2018, so the Department of Social Services (DSS) is funding a range of services, including counselling, case management, advice and support.
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Early today, the Victorian Court of Appeal has dismissed Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his child sex abuse convictions. Pell has lost his appeal by a majority of 2-1 from a panel of three Judges. Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, Justice Chris Maxwell and Justice...read more
George Pell's case has been closely followed by large numbers of survivors of child sexual abuse in Australia and overseas.The final appeal judgment will be handed down on Wednesday, August 21. Some survivors may find themselves more anxious than usual as they await...read more
This newsletter was originally published by the National Redress Scheme. For more information or to find support services, go to the National Redress Scheme website or call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (local time), excluding public holidays. Institution...read more