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Seven Virtues to STOP Sexual Abuse

The Seven Virtues to STOP Institutional Sexual Abuse The Royal Commission into Institutional Sexual Abuse identified a number of systemic issues within institutions which have led to abuse occurring. Identifying the systemic issues provides us with an opportunity to act to address deficiencies within institutions and to ensure such issues are not repeated in the future. What might be some ways to stop institutional sexual...

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Trinity Grammar Sexual Abuse

Teacher Arrested Trinity Grammar

Another Teacher Discovered and Arrested for Attempted Child Abuse It was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald today in an article by Mary Ward, that a teacher otherwise employed by Trinity Grammar School had been charged with on-line grooming of what he believed to be a 13 year old girl. There is no suggestion that any student attending Trinity Grammar had been subject to any abusive...

BoysTown Abuse De La Salle

BoysTown Abuse

Justice Denied - Sexual Abuse BoysTown This article appeared on ABC news as an Exclusive by Josh Robertson and Henry Zwartz and also this website. At the base of Mount Misery, developers are turning the site of Australia’s largest child abuse/Boys Town abuse cases into a housing estate. Property searches give only a glimpse of how much money was made by the Catholic order that ran BoysTown, after it sold...

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Sports Abuse

Selected Silence; Sporting Heroes Speak Out Against a System of Sports Abuse Selection. It is the one word that every athlete longs to hear, and the one that holds power over their every move. All sporting codes, be they football, athletics, skating, tennis, swimming, equestrian, dance or motor sport; selection dictates success or obscurity. The mantra is always to not make waves that can destroy...

Brother Neil Richards Blind Justice

Brother Neil Richards

w Former Christian Brother, Brother Desmond Eric “Neil” Richards, commonly known as Brother Neil Richards or Brother Neil, abused his trusted position as a Brother, teacher and principal and committed shocking crimes against children over a 20-year period from the 1960s to 1980s. Decades later he has finally been brought to justice for various crimes as further details of his abuse continue to emerge. Brother Neil...

Fight Against Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Fight Against Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Another Leader Stands Up to be Counted in the Fight Against Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Sigmund Leon Sokolowski In alignment with the fight against institutional child sexual abuse, it was noted in The Age newspaper on 20 June 2020 in an article by Journalist Simone Fox Koob, that the former Australian Idol winner, Natalie Gauci has commenced a Civil Claim in Victoria against the Catholic Archdiocese...

Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer Fit to Stand Trial

Malka Leifer is Mentally Fit to Stand Trial, but What About the Mental Well-being of the Victims? It is concerning to note that repeated claims of poor mental health and depression have been the defence of Malka Leifer against extradition to stand trial in Australia, where she has been indicted on 74 charges of sexual abuse and rape during her tenure as Headmistress at a...

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Poor Attempts at Compensation

Poor Attempts at Compensation

Poor Attempts at Compensation for Child Sex Abuse are Endemic: There is a better alternative to inadequate Institutionally Based Redress Schemes Al Jazeera reported on 2 June 2020 that “as a result of a unanimous decision taken by the German Bishops' Conference” victims of child sex abuse and violence in the Catholic Diocese of Augsburg will receive up to €75,000 each. This very modest attempt at...

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Pattern of Abuse

Patterns of Abuse

Pattern of Abuse and Church Sex Abuse Sadly Repeated in Poland – Second Film Released in Honour of Victims of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse One year after Tomasz Sekielski’s ground-breaking release of “Tell No One”, a second film, “Playing Hide and Seek”, was released on YouTube on 17 May 2020. Since its release on YouTube a year ago the first self funded documentary, “Tell No One”,...

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Christian Brothers Sexual Abuse

The Christian Brothers and Sexual Abuse in Australian Institutions History of Christian Brothers The Christian Brothers are a religious group which is part of the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1802 in Ireland to provide for poor boys education and welfare. The organisation has a long history in Australia. The first Christian Brothers travelled to Australia in 1843 and remained here until 1847. It 1868...

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Link Between Abuse and Destructive Behaviour

There is a clear link between abuse in childhood and destructive behaviours in adulthood It has been reported on the news carrier, BBC World, that UK comedian Tony Slattery recently revealed that he too was the victim of Child Sexual Abuse by a priest when he was just 8 years old. A comedy star of the 80s and 90’s his personal issues caused him to withdraw...

Un-redacted

Unredacted Report into Abuse

The Unredacted Report into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: What is the right thing to do, when should those in authority step up? At last we have the unredacted report of the Commissions’ findings as to the responses to questioning of Cardinal George Pell. In their report, The Commission into Child Sexual Abuse advises that they reject the claims of Cardinal Pell as to his lack...

Ex-Boy Scout Child Sexual Abuse

Ex-Boy Scout Leader Sex Abuser

Ex-Boy Scout Leader Mario Henry Aliverti the latest in Convicted Child Sexual Abusers We have read today in the Sydney Morning Herald article by court reporter Georgina Mitchell that Scout Leader sex abuser, Mario Henry Aliverti has been convicted of sexually abusing young boys in his care, and will finally pay the price. He has been jailed, and will stay there for the next 20...

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: Why we need to know the whole truth. Since the release of George Pell subsequent to the quashing of his conviction for abuse of a child, the next step would seem to be the release of further testimony given at the Royal Commission Into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The Victorian Government is now leading the call for...

Cost of Sexual Abuse

Economic Costs of Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect are a scourge on Australian society. Not only does child abuse and neglect have extremely negative and long lasting impacts on individuals, but on collective society as well. Child abuse and neglect has a significant cost to the Australian economy. The prevention of child abuse and neglect must be a priority for governments, non-government organisations and the wider community. Direct and Indirect...

Pell Goes Free

Cardinal Pell Goes Free

There will  perhaps be more questions than answers generated from the High Court decision to overturn the jury trial that convicted Cardinal George Pell of historic child sex offences. Much about the process could well be deemed to be unusual given that the High Court would not traditionally hear such a matter in the first place.  To overturn a jury decision could also be considered...

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