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Media Release: Survivors’ Response to Gerald Ridsdale Sentence

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here Many survivors will be feeling a sense of relief at the sentence imposed today. For survivors, the journey towards justice and healing is a long one and rulings like this, go some way to comforting the hurt caused by the most terrible of […]

Media Release: Responding to Gerald Ridsdale’s Legal Defence

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here The fact that Gerald Ridsdale would mount such an obscene defence, simply illustrates that he lacks any true sense of remorse for the crimes he has committed and even less understanding of the devastation his actions have caused. How could any reasonable person […]

IGFF’s April Newsletter

As the team at IGFF have become accustomed to working from home, our case workers have been ensuring that client support and advocacy continue with as little disruption as possible. This newsletter outlines just a few of our key activities during this this time of physical distancing, from supporting Survivors through this month’s intense media […]

Media Release: IGFF Response to the Pell Interview

A Pdf of this media release can be found online here  George Pell has had his day in court, now it’s time that the thousands of survivors of institutional abuse seeking redress receive the same. I welcome the fact that George Pell acknowledged the inadequacies of the Catholic Church’s response and that he feels shame […]

Media Release: George Pell has his say…again!

A Pdf of this media release can be found here Tonight George Pell will speak to the media for the first time since last Tuesday’s ruling by the High Court. For many years George Pell has been afforded the opportunity to speak from a position of great power and influence. Survivors and their families have […]

Media Release, 7 April 2020

Today is hard day for Survivors of institutional abuse, their families and their supporters.

While I hold the deepest respect for the High Court, today’s decision is not only a disappointing result for the complainant in this case; it is a disappointing result for Survivors of institutional abuse across Australia.

Many people will struggle to come to terms with today’s decision, and no doubt many people will be reflecting on the ever-present pain of the past.

Download media release – here

March Message from IGFF

A Pdf version of this letter can be accessed here.   Dear IGFF Community, We are all experiencing COVID-19 as a developing situation that impacts every facet of our daily lives. We are keenly aware that the people we support are vulnerable and that the nature of the work we do comes with unique challenges […]

IGFF’s February Newsletter

Welcome to the February In Good Faith Foundation newsletter! With recent changes, and a huge growth in our services, IGFF continues to provide leading recovery services to Survivors, families and communities impacted by institutional abuse. In recent months, we have expanded our team and welcomed four new highly skilled and experienced Case Workers, who will […]

Melbourne Victims’ Collective: Strategic follow up to Archbishop Comensoli

At the final Melbourne Victims’ Collective meeting of 2019, Clare Leaney presented the following information on IGFF and MVC follow-up to the earlier meeting with Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli.

The presentation was split into a series of observations and recommendations for improvement in supporting survivors of abuse, working with justice and redress processes, increasing organisational transparency, and protecting the vulnerable from this abuse reoccurring.

Read Towards Justice – Charter here

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