Sunday, 27 January 2019

Malka Leifer

Malka Leifer was back in an Israel court last week for the 45 time in relation to 74 charges of sexual assault of students alleged to have happened when she was religious head of the Ultra Orthodox Adass girls school. 

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Child Raped on Nauru

Given the emphasis on child safe organisations and the recent Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse it is extremely difficult to understand how any organisation associated with Australia can function without policies for dealing with the rape of a child.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Margarita Video

This video is on a difficult topic which is the sexual assault of a 96 year old woman by one of the staff in the supported living residence Margarita had moved into.  But as well as being distressing it is also a wonderful story about resilience and the strength of an older women Margarita.

The link is below.

https://www.opalinstitute.org/margarita.html

Thursday, 15 November 2018

National Redress Scheme

The Victorian State Government has announced $12.3 million over four years to deliver the Restore:Victorian Redress Counselling Service program which commenced on Monday 12th November 2018.

This funding was allocated to support the establishment and delivery of the state-wide Restore program led by SECASA as part of a five organisation consortium including all CASAs, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Open Place, Care Leavers Australasian Network and Drummond Street. Victim/survivors are able to choose the service they want to access.

This scheme is the response to the Royal Commission recommendations relating to people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.  The Government is to be congratulated on this initiative and the speed with which it commenced.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Glenn Dylan Hartland

Glenn Hartland is back in gaol for breaching his bail conditions which must be a relief to his victims.  Mr Hartland clearly has some difficulties with controlling his impulses and will hopefully get the help he needs in gaol.