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27 May Ridsdale says senior Ballarat cleric knew of his offending Giving further evidence to the Royal Commission, Gerald Ridsdale admitted to abusing children in Ballarat East, Apollo Bay, Inglewood, Edenhope and Mortlake in the 1970s. He also said that a senior cleric knew about the offending in the 1970s and 80s.
21 May Poultry worker sacked for drunkenness awarded $7,000 in compensation It’s easy to sensationalise a case where it is alleged a worker’s conduct led to the death of 50 or so chickens at the worker’s place of employment, however when the decision is properly read and understood, the resolution makes complete sense.
5 May For separated families, travelling overseas with the kids can hit turbulence The enormous popularity of taking off overseas on holidays with the kids is something that more and more people now enjoy. But trying to travel with children following a family separation can lead to problems if the former partner objects.
28 April New Victorian laws to punish failure to report or protect children from sexual abuse The Victorian Government is in the middle of enacting recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust” Report, which was released following the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other non-government organizations.
15 April Ballarat Orphanage hunt for bodies echoes similar allegations in Ireland and the USA The notorious old Ballarat Orphanage joins an unsavory list of institutions from around the world where searches have been conducted for the buried bodies of abused and neglected children who died while in care.
14 April Child abuse by Catholic nuns examined at Australian and Northern Ireland inquiries Children abused while living in the care of two well-known Catholic orders are having their stories recorded by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.