Child Protection

NSW Attorney-General not considering tougher laws for child abuse concealers

NSW Attorney-General not considering tougher laws for child abuse concealers ABC Newcastle By Paul Turton Updated 10 Jul 2018, 8:42am PHOTO: Abuse survivor Paul Gray says NSW needs to change its laws to protect children. (ABC News: Paul Turton) RELATED STORY: Archbishop sentenced to 12 months’ detention for child abuse cover-up RELATED STORY: The sex abuse royal commission went to […]

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The NSW Government’s proposed new penalties for concealing Child Sex Offences are nothing short of an insult to survivors

The NSW Government’s proposed new penalties for concealing Child Sex Offences are nothing short of an insult to survivors and make a mockery of the Royal Commission. This might seem like a harsh statement but the fact is, if convicted paedophile protector Philip Wilson was subject to these proposed new sentences, he would be in […]

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Priests say they won’t break the seal of confession but what does that mean.

The Roman Catholic Church is again proving that their institution empowers the perpetrator rather than protecting the victim. The so called “sanctity” of the confessional is immoral and should be made criminal when it comes to concealing serious offences. The Royal Commission has proven that the church cannot be trusted with the welfare of vulnerable […]

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“It’s a good day”: NSW government lifts legal barriers to abuse survivors.

More good news! For far too long, corrupt leadership has been more concerned with protecting the institutional church’s cash and assets rather than fairly compensating the victims of the criminals that they have protected. Thankfully, the finances of the “institutional church” has just lost another layer of protection and the Survivors of Child Sex Abuse […]

Child Protection

‘Momentous’ law change opens church up to legal action from abuse victims.

Here is some more great news! For far too long, corrupt institutions have not only abused innocent children and then deliberately and intentionally concealed the crimes but have also heaped further abuse upon the survivors by denying them proper compensation through the exploitation of legal loopholes. Scrapping the “Ellis Defence” in Victoria is another step […]

Child Protection

Now it’s time for action

DECEMBER 19 2017 – 7:00PM Comment: Pastor Bob Cotton | No confidence in church after Royal Commission into Child Sex Abuse Maitland Mercury Local News  LINGERING DOUBTS: Pastor Bob Cotton says when it comes to church reform, the “mice are still in charge of the cheese”. Picture: Jonathan Carroll. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses […]