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Research establishes that assertions of false memory advocates are exaggerated
 ‘Due process and fair treatment of survivors ... requires a clear minded assessment of how facts and science are often distorted by the relations of power that make abuse possible.’

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These false memory claims are false
A leading child abuse activist linked to the $500 million child abuse royal commission has hit back at claims by her family that her psychological treatment triggered "false memories" of abuse at the hands of her father as she comes under fire over her role advising on a compensation scheme for victims.

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Dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of childhood trauma
The following article “Dissociative identity disorder exists and is the result of childhood trauma” speaks about Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition which is often misrepresented and sensationalized. 

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Reporting Revives Bad Memories of Contentious Theories

Recent reporting by Richard Guilliatt has raised questions about the credibility of adults reporting child sexual abuse ("Those Events Never Happened", The Weekend Australian Magazine, October 4-5). Underlying this and other articles in the Australian has been a sense of unease or outrage about the accuracy of memories... Please click here to read full article.

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

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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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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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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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