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June 2017
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Catholic Professional Standards CEO appointed

The Board of Catholic Professional Standards Limited (CPS) has announced the appointment of Ms Sheree Limbrick as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of CPS, the new independent company established by the Church in November 2016 to develop, audit and report on compliance with professional standards across Catholic entities. Ms Limbrick is currently deputy CEO of Catholic Care in Melbourne and will take up her new appointment on 17 July.

CPS Statement - 2 June 2017

Frankly speaking...

This week we acknowledge the untimely death of Anthony Foster, a tireless campaigner for the rights of child sex abuse survivors. May he rest in peace.

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Vale Anthony Foster

Anthony Foster, who dedicated his life to seeking justice for victims of child sex abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church after two of his daughters were repeatedly raped by a priest, died last week, aged 64.

Read statement from RC Chair Peter McClellan
27 May 2017

Read statement from TJH Council 
28 May 2017

 
 

RC research on children showing harmful sexual behaviour

Recent research commissioned by the Royal Commission questioned why children displaying problem or harmful sexual behaviour in some jurisdictions receive services when those in other locations do not.

The research has found children displaying problem or harmful sexual behaviour need early therapeutic help but they do not all have access to these services.

Read full research report

Read Commission media release

Child treatment services lacking: Report
AAP - 31 May 2017

 
 

Maori Party calls for Royal Commission

Māori Party Co-leader Marama Fox has called on New Zealand Minister for Children Anne Tolley this week to establish a Royal Commission into the abuse of tamariki (children) in institutional care between the 1950s and 1990s. "This has got to be dealt with, it is a systemic issue and we as Māori must rise up and say not one more, never again," Ms Fox said. Māori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says there is a need to acknowledge that horrific and widespread sexual and physical abuse occurred.

The Māori Party acknowledges the Mana Party which is also calling for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Maori Party calls for Royal Commission of inquiry into child abuse
Statement - 31 May 2017
 

Coming up

June 3, Keynote address to Wollongong Diocesan Assembly, Wollongong
June 28, Spirituality in the Pub, The Sandy, Sandringham Victoria
July 4, Address to Clergy Life and Ministry National Directors Annual Conference, North Sydney
July 18, Address to University of Third Age, Canberra
July 19, Address to Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Conference, Melbourne
August 2, Address St Anthony in the Fields, Our Lady of Good Council Parish Hall
August 24, Address biennial National Catholic Education Media, Marketing and Communications Conference, Surfers Paradise
August 25, Address to South Australian Catholic Principals, Adelaide
October 19, Address to Catholic Community of Geelong, Geelong
November 4, Address to Catholic School Parents Australia, Hobart
November 13 Address to Catholic Secondary Principals Australia, Adelaide

   
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