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Vic Government moves to set aside deeds of release for settled sex abuse cases Vic Government moves to set aside deeds of release for settled sex abuse cases

Published on 14 June 2019: The Victorian State government has moved to allow survivors of sexual and other child abuse who have signed deeds of release that were unjust and unreasonable to take legal action.

Dark tales continue to emerge from Geelong Grammar Dark tales continue to emerge from Geelong Grammar

Published on 11 June 2019: Years after the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse ended, Geelong Grammar School, once renowned for exceptional teaching staff and prestigious alumni, continues to grapple with the association with paedophile employees.

Will a recent judgement open up a new avenue for suing the church for sex abuse? Will a recent judgement open up a new avenue for suing the church for sex abuse?

Published on 05 June 2019: A Supreme Court judgment handed down last week could open another avenue for survivors to sue church authorities and other institutions for sex abuse, which hinges on the interpretation of owner/occupier liability laws.

Apology needs to be backed by action Apology needs to be backed by action

Published on 22 October 2018: Today, Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, apologised on behalf of the government for decades of sexual abuse perpetrated against children by those who were charged with their care in institutions.

Identifying defendants and vicarious liability in abuse cases Identifying defendants and vicarious liability in abuse cases

Published on 10 January 2018: In its final report the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse made recommendations which address the barriers to civil litigation that survivors are still confronted with.

What the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse What the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse

Published on 19 December 2017: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a Final Report. We examine what the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse.

Commission wants changes to catholic church canon law Commission wants changes to catholic church canon law

Published on 18 December 2017: This week, Ryan Carlisle Thomas examines in more details specific recommendations of the report in a series of articles. Today, it’s the Catholic Church.

Royal Commission's final report on sex abuse demands action Royal Commission's final report on sex abuse demands action

Published on 15 December 2017: The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Commission’) has been released based on the stories of over 8,000 survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

How reliable are memories in cases of child abuse? How reliable are memories in cases of child abuse?

Published on 03 October 2017: The Royal Commission recently released its Criminal Justice Report which concluded, among other things, that survivors’ memories of abuse are remarkably reliable.

Uncovering common misconceptions about the Royal Commission and Redress Uncovering common misconceptions about the Royal Commission and Redress

Published on 14 June 2017: The terms ‘Royal Commission’ and ‘redress’ are common within the institutional abuse sphere but their meanings are often misunderstood. Here we discuss the difference between them.

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