Monthly Archives: March 2019

Tasmanian Government Media Release

28 March 2019 Elise Archer, Attorney-General Roger Jaensch, Minister for Human Services   New policy for government funding of organisations responsible for child sexual abuse Last year, the Hodgman Liberal Government joined the National Redress Scheme and committed $70 million towards it. It is incumbent on all non-government institutions to also take responsibility for child…
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Fixing the National Redress Scheme

23rd March 2019  |  Judy Courtin  |  The Saturday Paper   Although I have worked with victims of institutional abuse and their families for more than 12 years, initially through my doctoral research into sexual assault and the Catholic Church and more recently as a lawyer, I could never have imagined the fall of George…
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Pell sentence disappointing for some

13th March 2019  |  Australian Associated Press     Some child abuse survivors and their supporters say Cardinal George Pell's six-year jail term is disappointing, but others believe it is a considerable sentence that sends a strong global message. Pell's surviving victim did not want to comment on the sentence itself but, through his lawyer, described…
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