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Calls to Remove Charity Status of Abusive Organisations   

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd October 2018 -  Charities involved in institutional abuse that fail to enter the national redress scheme should lose their charitable status, abuse survivors say amid the prime minister’s national

Investigative Reporting Versus The Excesses of Power

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 31st May 2018 -  Corruption unnoticed is corruption unchecked, according to the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor-at-large of the Boston Globe. Journalist Walter Robinson, who lead the Spotlight

NGOs Commit to National Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st May 2018 -  The National Redress Scheme will now cover 80 per cent of child sex abuse survivors, after a number of NGOs committed to the scheme, including the Catholic and Anglican churches and

Church Healing Council Disbands, as QLD and NT Join Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  The group coordinating the Catholic Church’s response to the child sexual abuse royal commission has concluded its work after five years, on the same day Queensland and Northern

An Unholy Mess – Lifting the Lid on the Catholic Church and Child Sex Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  A ground-breaking research study has analysed the reasons why the abuse of children has plagued the Catholic Church in Australia and worldwide – examining what it describes as the…

Catholic Church Recommendation on Sexual Abuse Payments

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 24th March 2015 -  Generous financial payments, ongoing care and support and a meaningful apology should be key elements of a national child sexual abuse redress scheme according to the Catholic Church…

Charities, Churches to Address Child Abuse Compensation

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th March 2015 -  Charities, churches and Governments will have a chance to outline their positions on compensation to victims of child sexual abuse at an upcoming Royal Commission hearing. The Royal…

Pell Failed Child Sex Abuse Victim – Royal Commission

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found that Cardinal George Pell and the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese repeatedly failed in their dealings…

Celibacy Could be Behind Abuse

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 12th December 2014 -  Catholic priest’s vow of celibacy may be behind decades of sexual abuse in the Church, according to a landmark report released today. The Truth Justice and Healing Council,…

Catholic Church Softens on ACNC Abolition – Opposition

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th September 2014 -  The Federal Labor Opposition says the Catholic Church appears to have moved away from its support for Government plans to scrap the national charity regulator, the ACNC.   In…

Church Calls For National Victims Scheme

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 14th August 2014 -  A submission from the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council to the child abuse Royal Commission has called for a mandatory national victims’ redress…

Royal Commission Announces Public Hearing into Melbourne Response

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The way in which the Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to victims of child sexual abuse will be the focus of the next public hearing involving the Catholic Church. The hearing…
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