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Media Release: Congratulations Grace Tame

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here On behalf of survivors of institutional abuse, IGFF congratulates 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame. Grace has been a fearless advocate for justice for survivors of sexual abuse and has been pivotal in protecting their stories. In the coming 12 months, we […]

Media Release: Sexual Assault “Gag” Law

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here The Judicial Proceedings Reports Act or the “Sexual Assault Gag Law” as it’s being described must be changed as soon as Victorian Parliament next sits. IGFF firmly believes the Andrew’s Government admission that this was an unintended legislative consequence, but until it is fixed, […]

Media Release: Response to Vincent Ryan Release from Prison

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here Today Vincent Ryan will walk free from Long Bay Prison. Ryan has previously been convicted of sexually abusing more than 30 children in his care. Former police investigators have publically stated that they believe he will always be a risk to the community. […]

Media Release: Melbourne City Council Votes to Protect the Safety of Children

A Pdf version of this media release can be found online here I applaud the Melbourne City Council’s Future Melbourne Committee for unanimously adopting the principles of Cr Nicholas Francis Gilley motion – Ensuring Safety of Children at Places of Worship in our Municipality. One of the key motivations for survivors and whistle-blowers in making their stories known […]

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 […]

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 […]

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