The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse commenced its 43rd hearingin Newcastle this week. The public hearing is inquiring into the response of Catholic Church authorities in the Maitland-Newcastle region to allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy and religious.
The Newcastle MaItland hearing started in Newcastle yesterday. It's the 13th time the Catholic Church has come before the Commission. We're now drawing towards the end of the public hearing process but what remains unresolved is the question of redress. The Commission has made well considered and finely crafted recommendations to governments last year. Its high time for governments to act.
Civil Litigation Report: Understanding the Queensland context
The Queensland Government released an issues paper calling for feedback on how the Royal Commission's civil litigation reform recommendations relating to claims for damages for harm arising from child sexual abuse in an institutional context might operate in Queensland. The Truth Justice and Healing Council is currently considering a response.
The Royal Commission has released two research reports it commissioned on criminal justice issues that make significant findings about how child sexual abuse cases are handled in the criminal justice system.
12 September: Case study 44, Fr Farrell - Dioceses of Parramatta and Armidale 20 Sept 2016: St Aloysius College staff development day 31 September 2016: St Vincent De Paul social justice meeting 8 November 2016: Spirituality in the Pub, Notting Hill, Victoria