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Filipino leaders want state care inquiry to include Church

Filipino leaders want state care inquiry to include Church Philippine ambassador to New Zealand Gary Domingo has written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asking for an expanded Royal Commission of Inquiry. He cited the case of the paedophile priest Denis McAlinden who spent time in the Philippines and other countries as well as a year… Continue reading Filipino leaders want state care inquiry to include Church

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Catholic Church at centre of sex abuse hearing

Catholic Church at centre of sex abuse hearing The hearing, part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is examining the current policies and procedures of the Catholic Church’s authorities in Australia relating to child protection and child safety standards, as well as their response to allegations of abuse. In her… Continue reading Catholic Church at centre of sex abuse hearing

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State abuse inquiry a ‘long time coming’

State abuse inquiry a ‘long time coming’ The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the historical abuse of children in residential state care has been a long time coming – so long, in fact, that a number of the former wards we will hear from will probably be well into their 80s. In terms of summoning… Continue reading State abuse inquiry a ‘long time coming’

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‘The ground has been covered’ – English on state abuse inquiry

‘The ground has been covered’ – English on state abuse inquiry New Zealand 17 Jan 2018 ‘The ground has been covered’ – English on state abuse inquiry 12:11 pm on 17 January 2018 New Zealand is already working to change the state care system, and an inquiry into child abuse will only distract from that,… Continue reading ‘The ground has been covered’ – English on state abuse inquiry

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Calls to include faith institutions in abuse investigation

Calls to include faith institutions in abuse investigation The Labour-led government has promised to set up an inquiry and groups of survivors want its scope broadened. They are being backed by psychologist Michelle Mulvihill, who was a consultant to Australia’s royal commission on institutional sex abuse. Dr Mulvihill spent nine years consulting around child sex… Continue reading Calls to include faith institutions in abuse investigation

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Catholic Church rejects changes aimed at preventing sexual abuse

Catholic Church rejects changes aimed at preventing sexual abuse Australia’s leading child protection agency, Bravehearts, is disappointed at the Catholic Church’s swift rejection of proposed changes to confession to help prevent sexual abuse. The report has called for an overhaul of the confessional, with religious ministers forced to report any child sexual abuse revealed to… Continue reading Catholic Church rejects changes aimed at preventing sexual abuse

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Call for state abuse survivors to shape inquiry

Call for state abuse survivors to shape inquiry The Race Relations Commissioner has asked victims of state care abuse to give feedback on how they would like an independent inquiry to run. Dame Susan Devoy Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King In July, the National-led government rejected a petition signed by 12,000 people calling for an… Continue reading Call for state abuse survivors to shape inquiry