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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...

Dr Ian Paterson Oversaw Knox Grammar Child Abuse

Despite overwhelming evidence and five convictions against teachers under his watch, Dr Paterson denied any responsibility and walked away without repercussions.

What The Royal Commission On Child Abuse Didn’t Fix – Andrew Coffey vs Shore

If you assumed the ordeal for child sex abuse victims somehow ended with the McClelland Royal Commission into institutional Responses set up by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013 then Andrew Coffey's case is proof of how wrong that it is. Republished with the kind permission of Crikey Investigations Editor David Hardaker.

The Key To A Successful Compensation Claim: Follow It Through

Having successfully acted in literally hundreds of matters regarding the abuse of children in a myriad of institutions across Australia, it is sometimes good to reflect on the very positive outcomes from the process of a successful claim.

Brother Dacian aka Kevin Jewell from Marist Brothers Eastwood can help other victims of institutional child sexual abuse find their voice

Conviction of Brother Dacian aka Kevin Jewell from Marist Brothers Eastwood can help other victims of institutional child sexual abuse find their voice.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with Allowing Sexual Abuse of 11 Year Old

It is a reminder to us all that no group or institution can be seen to be beyond suspicion when it comes to the abuse of children in our society. We constantly hear people say that this would never happen in their community but the truth is, it does. This time that spotlight has now been focused on the Australian branch of the Jehovah’s...

The National Redress Scheme – Selling Abuse Victims Short

The Redress Scheme for victims of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse seemed like a worthy attempt to provide compensation to victims on a fairly simplistic basis of one-off payments. Time has shown us however, that this apparent largesse on behalf of the participating institutions is not all it was purported to be. While for those for whom there is no other avenue to seek monetary...