The Victorian Government has released a consultation paper concerning a potential Victorian redress scheme for victims of institutional child abuse.
The consultation paper is the next step in the Victorian Government's public commitment to implement all outstanding recommendations from Betrayal of Trust.
The paper sets the bar for other state and territory Governments and particularly the Commonweath as they consisder their responces to the Royal Commission's redress proposals to be released this month.
On Blue Knot Day ASCA asks all Australians to unite in support of the 5million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma. The national awareness day will be celebrated on Monday 27th October, 2014 and activities will be held in the week from October 27 to November 2.
ASCA is calling on faith-based communities to consider holding a special service or t least a moment's silence in support of Blue Knot Day 2015. With the right help and support, people can and do recover.
The Ripple Effect - counselling and the Royal Commission
Almost three years ago when the Royal Commission started hearing public and private evidence on horrifyingly extensive sexual abuse of children in institutions across Australia it was clear there would be a major need to provide counselling to survivors who testified, publicly and privately, and also for those who would hear the stories.
The report examines sentencing law and practice, the principles of sentencing, sentencing standards and the range of non-sentencing statutory measures available to detain offenders in custody, as well as restrictions and monitoring of their movement.
This summary, prepared by TJHC staff, focuses on Chapter 7 of the Report which examines the existing law relating to organisational criminal responsibility.