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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Calls for national redress, CLAN protesting police, Frankly Speaking and more

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Calls for national redress get louder

Medical experts, religious, business and charity leaders from across Australia have written to Prime Minister Turnbull, urging him to institute a national redress scheme for child abuse victims.

The Coalition of redress supporters have said that failing to do so would represent a betrayal of the trust these victims have placed in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Read letter to PM

The case for national redress
Attachement to letter from coalition of redress supporters

Malcolm Turnbull urged to seize the moment over child abuse redress
The Australian - 11 October 11

Victorian judge calls for national redress for sex abuse victims
Ballarat Courier - 10 October 2016


Frankly speaking...

Earlier this week The Australian reported on a letter written to Prime Minister Turnbull signed by a coalition of medical experts and religious, business and charity leaders calling on him to take action on establishing a national redress scheme for child sexual abuse victims.

Also this week the Ballarat Courier has reported on a leading Victorian judge, Felicity Hampel, calling for the urgent roll-out of a national redress scheme for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
And in Parliamentary question time last month Labor MP, Tanya Plibersek, pressed the Prime Minister on a national redress scheme.

There is clearly a growing call for a national scheme to provide redress for child abuse survivors which we all need to get behind.

Latest from the Council

Care Leavers Launch Police Protest

The national peak organisation for people who grew up in Australian orphanages, children's homes, and foster care is launching a protest calling on police across the country to apologise for their "historic failure" to protect children from institutional abuse.

Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) claim police played a significant role in the institutionalisation of vulnerable children and they must "own their history".

Care Leavers Launch Police Protest
Pro Bono -  11 October 2016

Apology to sex abuse victims on police chiefs' agenda
The Australain - 12 October 2016


Vatican abuse commission looses another member

A member of Pope Francis' commission on clergy sexual abuse has revealed that one of her colleagues in the group has resigned his position.

The resignation, previously not made public, means two of the pontiff's seventeen original appointees to the commission are no longer taking part in its work.

Another appointee to Vatican abuse commission leaves group, member reveals
National Catholic Reporter - 19 September 2016

Coming up

25 October 2016: CSSA Leaders Summit, CLC Melbourne
25 October 2016: St Roch's Parish Pastoral Council, Glen Iris
27 October 2016: Catholic Theological College SRC, Melbourne
2 November 2016: "Lookout" Monthly Meeting, Healesville
3 November 2016: The Quality of Mercy presentation, Melbourne
8 November 2016: Spirituality in the Pub, Notting Hill, Victoria

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