Contrary to the tone of the ABC 4-Corners piece on the Permanent Stay tactic, Koffels reminds survivors of institutional child sexual abuse that the tactic has only been deployed in a handful of cases, is only applicable in particular circumstances and that we have recently succeeded in resisting one made by the Marist Brothers.
Father Vincent Ryan famously became the first Catholic priest in the Newcastle, NSW region to be charged with child sexual abuses across the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Discover the disturbing story of Father Paul David Ryan, a Catholic priest who sexually abused children in Australia and the US. Despite multiple complaints and cover-ups by the church, Ryan continued to have access to children and caused irreparable harm to his victims. Learn about his biography, crimes, and convictions, and find out how to get legal help if you or someone you know has been a victim of historical sexual abuse.
On April 3, 2023, the Supreme Court of Victoria upheld the right of a survivor of child sexual abuse to hold the church accountable and seek compensation for the abuse committed by a paedophile priest.
We’re seeking witnesses, including former students and teachers, for allegations of child sexual abuse at Swan Hill North Primary School in Victoria. The abuse is said to have occurred between the late 1960s and mid-1970s.
Numerous incidents of sexual abuse of boys by staff members at BoysTown School, now known as The Southport School have been uncovered, spanning several decades.
In 1998, an inquiry was launched into allegations of child sexual abuse at Mount Penang, which found that some staff members had engaged in sexual misconduct with young offenders.
The legacy of the child, sexual and physical abuse at Daruk Boys Home has been far-reaching, with many of the former residents of the facility suffering from long-term trauma and psychological damage.