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Aug
14
The Royal Commission published its final recommendations on Criminal Justice
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations to reform the Australian criminal justice system to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse. It has published four fact sheets in relation to the report.

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Aug
08
Justice McClellan addresses the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference
Hon Justice McClellan AM, chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse flags some of the changes needed in the criminal justice system ahead of the tabling of the report by government.

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May
28
Anthony Foster: A colossus between sex abuse victims and the church
The following is a powerful tribute to Anthony Foster.

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May
17
Child abuse royal commission: Justice McClellan warns churches to change or risk illegitimacy

Every major Australian church has been cautioned to better protect children or risk illegitimacy. In a speech to the National Council of Churches, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse chairman Justice Peter McClellan urged religious leaders to act on his recommendations.

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May
10
National child sex abuse redress scheme gets Budget allocation
The Federal Budget has allocated $33.4 million to the setting up of the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. Supporters of the scheme have welcomed the funding and are urging the states, churches and charities to opt-in to the scheme.

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Nov
07
Parents urged to hold children close as figures show childhood trauma leads to adult mental health issues
A leading mental health advocate has urged parents to provide a safe environment for their children, from birth, to prevent later life impacts, after new figures were released showing up to 88 per cent of adult survivors of childhood trauma develop mental health problems.

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Oct
10
Turnbull government announces massive compensation scheme for sex abuse victims

States, churches and charities are under pressure to support the federal government's national scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse with payments of up to $150,000. 

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Oct
05
Trauma and the Law

The Victorian Law Institute Journal has published Blue Knot Foundation’s foundational paper for the legal and justice sector Dealing with Trauma, click here to read the published paper.

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Sep
07
Survivor Workshops

Free educational workshops for adult survivors of childhood trauma and abuse currently scheduled around Australia. Click here for more information.

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Aug
31
'Children abused across all institutions, not just churches': Francis Sullivan on RN Breakfast
Today, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will return its focus to the Catholic Church and its response to reported abuse in the Hunter region.

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