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Author - Kayla Lance

Clergy Above The Law

Clergy is not Above the Law

The Clergy is not Above the Law: The Pope Introduces Mandatory Reporting for Allegations of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse In February 2019, Pope Francis announced that he would mandate the reporting of sexual assault and child abuse by the clergy and church officials.  Pope Francis released an Apostolic Letter which reads, “The crimes of sexual abuse offend Our Lord, cause physical, psychological and spiritual damage...

Sexual Abuse Witness Call

Call for Witnesses – Errol Swain

“CALL FOR WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD” “Errol Swain and the De La Salle schools” PH: 02 9283 5599 Errol Swain “Anything discussed will be absolutely CONFIDENTIAL and if you wish completely ANONYMOUS. We have over 40 separate cases against De La Salle for institutional sexual abuse from 1967 to 1985. We ask the community to step forward to attest to the actions of Errol Swain and the Brothers. Anything you saw...

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National Redress Scheme Koffels Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme: Waiving your Common Law Rights The Government’s National Redress Scheme was implemented on 1 July 2018 following the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Scheme is an alternative to a civil claim for child sexual abuse (exercising your common law rights). However, the amount of compensation available to a victim under the Scheme is significantly...

Former De La Salle Revesby Student Awarded $1.5 Million for Child Sexual Abuse

On 5 October 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales entered Judgment in favour of a Plaintiff who was the victim of child sexual abuse in the amount of $1,548,488.75 plus costs. Judgment The Judgment was adopted from the findings of former Judge of the District Court of New South Wales and Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, Ms Margaret Sidis. Also, Ms Sidis was...

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