The latest Royal Commission hearing which started last week into the Jehovah's Witnesses Church heard evidence that child sexual abuse survivors have received no redress from their Church community. I mention the Jehovah's Witnesses not to single it out but to highlight the pressing need for a national, independent child sexual abuse redress scheme. It was encouraging that the ALP National Conference last month passed a resolution to act on the recommendations of the Royal Commission, including a redress scheme for victims.
Eureka Street interview with prominent Catholic journalists about CSA crisis, the Royal Commission and life as a Catholic
Peter Kirkwood, from Eureka Street, speaks with the ABC's Geraldine Doogue and The Guardian Australia Opinion Editor, Adam Brereton, about the impact of the child sexual abuse scandal on their faith and their professional lives.
The two journalists, who are practising Catholics, have both reported on different aspects of the crisis.
They discuss the ongoing revelations and its impact on believers, forcing some to turn away, and demoralising many who remain.
RC young people's survey about safety in institutions
The Royal Commission is conducting a national online survey of children aged 10-18 years about their views on safety in institutions.
The survey is the third and final part of the Royal Commission's research project which is looking at how children perceive safety in institutions.
The survey will be live till the end of September. Schools, community services and other organisations can participate by registering as a cohort, or by promoting the survey to children and young people.