Tag Archives | Catholic Church

Making them answer for their sins

Australia allows the Catholic Church to protect sexual predators, and any information the church holds on its own illegal activity, from the law. We let it do this by granting protections afforded to no other religious group. It is time this ended. In 1973 the Australian government granted the Vatican (called the Holy See in […]

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Victims need law reform, not church guidelines

Victims need law reform, not church guidelines The Truth, Justice and Healing Council of the Catholic Church has today released their non-binding guidelines for responding to civil claims for child sexual abuse following harsh criticism of existing practices from victims and the Royal Commission. These guidelines have no legal force and do not bind any […]

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Turnbull and Baird must put politics aside and implement Child Abuse Royal Commission recommendations

The first test of the new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will be if he puts politics aside to work with Premier Baird and state and territory parliaments to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission’s final report into Redress and Civil Litigation about child sexual abuse in institutions. The Greens NSW currently have legislation before […]

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Illegal practice of blind reporting of child sexual abuse endorsed by NSW Police

Despite the Police Integrity Commission, the former DPP and now the Ombudsman declaring the practice illegal, the NSW police Minister has declared the government’s support for the practice of blind reporting of child sexual abuse. Blind reporting is where agencies or institutions who receive reports or allegations of child sexual abuse remove the victims name and […]

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PIC on blind reporting: ‘We didn’t ask so we don’t know’

Read the Newcastle Herald article here – Police Integrity Commission “lack of due diligence” – by Joanne McCarthy The Police Integrity Commission has released a statement that apparently confirms they did not do even the most basic due diligence in investigating evidence of police shredding child abuse material. Despite being given documentary evidence citing a Detective […]

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Operation Protea – Adjournment speech 23 June 2015

For more information and the original document, click here. [Uncorrected Hansard] Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE [6.56 p.m.]: I have spoken before in this place about Operation Protea, which is a Police Integrity Commission inquiry considering the role of police on the Catholic Church’s New South Wales Professional Standards Resource Group [PSRG] and the memorandums of understanding […]

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