Thursday, 23 August 2012


It is gratifying that organisations that have been resistant to acknowledging victims stories have apologised this week.  Yeshivah College and the Catholic Church bureaucracy have both apologised to victims.  The next step for both organisations and others in Victoria is to put in place independent arrangements to assist victims with disclosures. Without any intention of silencing victims large organisations do this especially if the offender is powerful or high up in the hierarchy.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sexual Assault Allegations Against Julian Assange

Whilst Julian Assange's concerns about the possibility of his being deported to the USA are clearly not just paranoid conspiracy theories, it is unfortunate that his supporters find it necessary to either ignore or dismiss as false reports the allegations of sexual assault. It has always been difficult to report sexual assault and even more so when the alleged offender has been a powerful man.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Parliamentary Inquiry into Sexual Abuse of Children in Religious and Other Institutions

SECASA encourages people to make a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into child abuse.  Although the paperwork relating to making a submission is daunting the process is not too hard.  If it is easier for you dot point your comments. Do not feel that you have to answer every question in the submission pro forma.