Tag Archives: Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Services

What the Coppers and Bureaucrats Said (Or: Really, Truly, Things Are So Much Better Now, Scouts Honour)

When a victim complained to police about Larkins, despite the case coming with a recommended follow-up time of 28 days, there were extensive delays. The victim was not interviewed for six months. It then took police three months to send … Continue reading

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Discussion Paper Four (Or: Speak Up Please)

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has issued its fourth discussion paper. It concerns procedures to minimize abuse in the out-of-home care sector. This mostly covers children who previously would have been placed in the … Continue reading

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The Royal Commission Announces Public Hearings (Or: Who Let This Happen?)

Image: Steven Larkins The Australian Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse has announced its first public hearings will commence on 16th September, in Sydney. It will consider the case of convicted paedophile, Steven Larkins (pictured above), with a particular focus … Continue reading

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