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The Catholic Church’s Submission On “Towards Healing” (Or: No Lawyers Please, Except Ours!)

The Catholic Church’s grandiosely-named Truth, Justice and Healing Council (otherwise known as the PR Unit set up by the church to deal with the fall-out from the Royal Commission) has made a submission on the subject of the fourth hearing … Continue reading

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Some Victorian Victims’ Comments (Or: Real Voices)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will resume hearings tomorrow. It will be the third “case study”, and will focus on Allan Kitchingman (see previous posting) against the background of events at the North Coast … Continue reading

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Comments From Victims And Activists (Or: My Lawyer Can Beat Your Lawyer)

The Victorian State Parliamentary enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy has presented its report, which contains 15 principal recommendations for the Victorian Government (see yesterday’s posting). Laws covering these recommendations are expected to be passed by the Parliament early … Continue reading

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The Victorian State Parliamentary Enquiry Report (Or: Better Than We Thought Possible)

The Victorian state Parliamentary Enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy has presented its 800 page report to the Victorian Parliament.  It is entitled “Betrayal of Trust”. It contains recommendations hoped for, but not necessarily expected, to control the excesses … Continue reading

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The Compensation Issue (Or: Placing A Value On A Life)

The Victorian state Parliamentary enquiry into clerical child sexual abuse will release its report tomorrow. It had originally been due for release by 30th September. While it is expected to recommend mandatory reporting laws for clergy, with a custodial sentence … Continue reading

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Victorian Report To Be Released Wednesday (Or: Quick, George, Get On The Phone!)

The Victorian State Parliamentary enquiry into child sexual abuse by clergy is expected to release its report on Wednesday, 13th November. It is also anticipated that many people will turn out at Parliament House to demonstrate their views on the … Continue reading

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The Second Case Study (Or: Tell Us Something We Don’t Already Know)

The second round of hearings by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun at its Sydney headquarters. It continues to take a “case study” approach whereby a single, well-documented case, which has been through … Continue reading

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