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Friday, March 25, 2016

United call for national CSA redress, Frankly Speaking, RC calls for submissions on responding to abuse claims


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United call for national redress

A collective of leading organisations representing child abuse victims have come together to call on the Federal Government to show real leadership and announce its concrete commitment to a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional childhood sexual abuse.

In a joint media statement representatives from Adults Surviving Child Abuse, Care Leavers Australasia Network, the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, the Australian Council of Social Service and People with Disability Australia Incorporated have called for immediate action from Australia's governments to deliver real justice and healing to Australian survivors of child sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse compensation could be paid in state schemes
The SMH - 15 March 2016

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Frankly speaking...

Last week, for the first time, the peak child abuse survivors groups and the Catholic Church came together as one voice to call on governments across the nation to get on with national redress.

Lateline last week ran a story calling on CSA files to be effectively dumped at the doors of the Royal Commission and the Victorian Police despite the Commission and the Police already having some and not calling for more. As I've said many times if they want more they will get them.

Easter is here: a time of rebirth and renewal in every part of our lives and in our Church.

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Commission public hearing into sporting clubs and institutions

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney from Monday 4 April 2016 into child sexual abuse in sporting clubs including Tennis Australia, the NSW Institute of Sport and Football NSW.

The inquiry will also examine the way in which several major sporting organisations respond to allegations of child sexual abuse.

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RC Consultation paper: Responding to CSA in Instituitons

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper on best practices in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutions.

The Royal Commission is keen to ensure that all complaints of child sexual abuse in institutions are dealt with in an appropriate, timely and responsible manner no matter what the scenario or institution.

The consultation paper is seeking submissions on the best-practice principles, matters that should be canvassed in a model complaint handling policy and how these matters might be addressed.

The TJHC is currently considering a response on behalf of the Catholic Church in Australia.

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