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By tigtog on November 9, 2012
For people to sit back and say it’s not going on, they’ve got their head in the sand. The greatest frustration is that there is so much power and organisation behind the scenes that police don’t have the powers to be able to go in and seize documents and have them disclose things to us.
By tigtog on June 1, 2011
Mr Barrett said the church’s commitment to the defence of Best and other convicted clergy contrasted to its treatment of victims.
By Lauredhel on April 21, 2009
What would you call it when a step-father repeatedly rapes a girl, starting when she’s 13, and this goes on for three years before he’s caught? Rape? Sexual assault? Molestation? Pedophilia? Sexual abuse? Child abuse? Not according to Andrew Korner of the Queensland Times. Today the QT described the constant rapes thus: …sex with step-daughter […]
By Lauredhel on July 16, 2008
My jaw just hit the floor. Around the Catholic “World Youth Day” week in Sydney roils much discussion of Church-sanctioned child rape and sexual abuse. Bishop Anthony Fisher is rather pissed off that some people aren’t concentrating on the things the church wants them to concentrate on, like, oh I dunno, pop music. Clearly fed […]
By Lauredhel on December 17, 2007
Amnesty International Australia has begun to campaign for a national plan of action on sexual abuse, with indigenous representation: We are outraged at the failure of the Australian legal system to ensure justice and adequate protection for a girl gang raped by nine men. The case sends a message of support for discredited attitudes towards […]