[Note: the following links are merely provided for the information of readers wishing to learn more about the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and related matters. The views therein are not necessarily those of the author of this blog. If you have a link you think should be included on this page, please contact the author using the Contact page on this blog.]

It’s Not Normal ~ Life Doesn’t Have To Be Like This (“Archie’s Motto: They lie the men who tell us, for reasons of their own; that want is here a stranger, and that misery’s unknown.”)

cathy fox blog on child abuse (“Reports on Child Sexual Abuse”).

The Justice Project (“An Investigation into What Happened in Queensland’s Orphanages and Children’s Institutions – An internet initiative of the staff and students of the School of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland.”)

Religion and Child Abuse News (“An archive of news items related to child abuse or neglect, or infringement of children’s rights, in a religious context”).

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – official website.

CA Royal Commission @CARoyalComm (official Twitter page of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse”).

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (official Facebook site of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse).

SAMSN (Survivors and Mates Support Network) (“a not-for-profit organisation working to increase public awareness of the effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on men in their adult lives”).

Latest News from the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse (“Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse: Latest News and Updates”).

Christian Catholicism (“Views of Jerry Slevin, a retired Catholic and Harvard “schooled” international lawyer”).

Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse Unofficial | Facebook

Royal Commission Watch – Australian Institutional Response to Child Abuse (Facebook site).

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (“Inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1995”).

SNAP Australia (“Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Australia”).

SNAP (“Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests”).

CLAN (“Care Leavers Australia Network”). (“Documenting the abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church”).

SOS-Shatter Our Silence (“Shatter our Silence: survivors of sexual abuse by catholic clergy”).

NAASCA – National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (“child abuse prevention, intervention & recovery”).

Find & Connect (“History & information about Australian orphanages, children’s Homes & other institutions”).

Alliance for Forgotten Australians (“an alliance of existing groups and individuals supporting people who were raised in institutional or other out-of-home care in Australia in the 20th century”).

Broken Rites Australia (“Broken Rites Australia – researching the Catholic cover-up”).

Forgotten Australians – Wikipedia (“Forgotten Australians”).

Stolen Generations – Wikipedia (“Stolen Generations”).

Stolen Generations’ Testimonies (“Stolen Generations’ Testimonies”).

Forde Inquiry / Commission of Enquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions – Wikipedia (“The Forde Inquiry (1998-1999), or formally the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions”).

The Heiner Affair (“The Heiner Affair”).

(Australian Victorian State Government) Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Organisations (an enquiry “on the processes by which religious and other non-government organisations respond to the criminal abuse of children by personnel within their organisations”).

(Australian New South Wales State Government) Special Commission of Inquiry into Matters Relating to the Police Investigation of Certain Sexual Abuse Allegations in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. 

Child Migrants Trust (“The Child Migrants Trust was established in 1987 by Margaret Humphreys CBE, OAM; a Nottinghamshire Social Worker. It addresses the issues surrounding the deportation of children from Britain. In the post-war period, child migrants as young as three were shipped to Canada, New Zealand, the former Rhodesia and Australia, a practice that continued as late as 1970.”)

Forced adoption in Australia – Wikipedia

ASCA (Adults Surviving Child Abuse) (“Untangling the knot of child abuse”).

Care Leavers’ Association (“An ever growing union of care leavers”).

Clergy Sexual Abuse in Australia (“This page is designed by and for survivors of clergy sexual abuse in Australia.”).

(South Australian Government) Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry.

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood) (“We are a registered charity, based in the UK, providing support and information for people abused in childhood”).

FACSA (Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse) (“The Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse is a non-profit organization working to: Help enact laws that protect children from sex abuse; Bring perpetrators of child sex abuse to justice; Hold accountable societal structures that hide perpetrators and fail to protect children from continued harm.”).

Vatican Crimes.

Ferns Report – Wikipedia (“The Ferns Report (2005) was an official Irish government inquiry into the allegations of clerical sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns in County Wexford, Ireland”).

Sylvia’s Site (“Blogging the sex abuse scandal and betrayals of trust in the Roman Catholic Church in Canada”).


COIN (Commission of Inquiry Now) (“Justice for Victims of Catholic Clergy Sexual Assault in Victoria).

In Good Faith and Associates (“advocacy, justice and healing for survivors of clergy and religious abuse”).

Tzedek (“Tzedek (‘Justice’ in Hebrew) is an Australian-based advocacy group for Jewish victims/survivors of child sexual abuse—promoting their needs and interests and offering them and other relevant stakeholders a range of services.”).

Abused by Fr. James Robinson (“Father James Robinson: Child Abuser”).

The World Fire Safety Foundation.

Act for Kids (“Act for Kids is an Australian charity working tirelessly to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect”).

SurvivorsAwakenTheChurch (“Speaking OUT to end clergy sexual misconduct”).

Escaping Ritual Abuse in Australia (“I Am A Ritual Abuse Escapee”).