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Act on abuse redress: archbishop to govts

Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart wants governments to back a redress scheme providing a level playing field for child sex abuse victims. Archbishop Hart, victims’ advocates and the states want specific details about how the federal government’s planned Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will work, including how complaints will be […]

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Melbourne Catholic abuse compo to double

Compensation payments to people sexually abused as children by Catholic clergy in the Melbourne archdiocese are expected to surpass $31 million after the church doubled the maximum available payout. The compensation cap under the church’s Melbourne Response scheme will rise from $75,000 to $150,000, putting it in line with the maximum payment under the federal […]

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“Help stop this crime against the innocent.”

That is one message penned by a survivor of institutional child sexual abuse and sent to the Royal Commission. All survivors who share their story with the Commission in a private session or written account are invited to send in a Message to Australia. More information click here.

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‘Moment of truth’ for Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell faces “the moment of truth” about his knowledge of pedophile priests, a victims’ advocacy group says. If any “silver bullet” exists it will come out during cross-examination of Cardinal Pell in the child abuse royal commission next week, Broken Rites spokesman Wayne Chamley said. Read more here.

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