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Catching A Monster

April 7, 2015 · 

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Last month, Australian news show 60 Minutes aired a face-to-face interview with alleged abuser Peter Gerard Scully. The show followed the Filipino police through the moments of arrest to his time in jail. He’s considered Australia’s worst paedophile, and for four years Peter Scully was on the run. He thought by hiding out in a […]

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Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse

April 7, 2015 ·  By AFP (reported on TheSunDaily)

Adelaide Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson has been charged with concealing child sexual abuse.
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The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide was Tuesday charged with concealing child sex abuse and has taken leave from his high-level Australian position to fight the allegation. Philip Wilson was charged by New South Wales police in relation to an offence allegedly committed during the 1970s by known-paedophile priest Jim Fletcher, now dead, when both men […]

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Controversial paedophile support program to launch in South Australia in a national first.

March 24, 2015 ·  By ABC.net.au's Elise Worthington

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A controversial program that offers paedophiles friendship and support in an effort to reduce offending is being trialled in Australia for the first time. I appreciate not everybody will want to spend their Saturday morning having a coffee with an offender, but I think we need to get over that. The Circles of Support and […]

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Watch: Fr Shay talks to Australian TV

March 19, 2015 · 

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Last weekend, Australian news show 60 Minutes aired a face-to-face interview with abuser Peter Gerard Scully. The show followed the Filipino police through the moments of arrest to his time in jail. He’s considered Australia’s worst paedophile, and for four years Peter Scully was on the run. He thought by hiding out in a remote […]

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Alleged paedophile Peter Gerard Scully fled a sordid past in Melbourne

March 19, 2015 · 

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Peter Gerard Scully’s alleged crimes against babies and young girls in the Philippines are so depraved that country is considering calls to re-introduce the death penalty, and now a Fairfax Media investigation has revealed a sordid and amoral past in Melbourne. When Scully arrived in Manila in 2011, he was fleeing from Victorian fraud and […]

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Australia apologises for military abuse victims

November 28, 2012 ·  , Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney 9:20AM GMT 26 Nov 2012

Delivering an historic apology in Parliament, the defence minister, Stephen Smith, said an inquiry will examine each of the cases and pay up to $AUS50,000 in compensation to each victim. Echoing the cadences of former prime minister Kevin Rudd’s landmark apology to the Aboriginal stolen generations in 2008, Mr Smith said: “To those men and […]

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Report Details History of Abuse in Australian Military

October 9, 2012 ·  , MATT SIEGEL, Published: June 15, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia — Newly released documents detail numerous cases of physical and sexual abuse of minors in Australia’s armed forces dating back to the 1950s, prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Friday to raise the possibility of a high-level public inquiry. The cases are described in a confidential report commissioned by the Australian military last […]

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Full extent of Australia military sex abuse revealed

October 9, 2012 ·  , Agence France-Presse on Friday, June 15th, 2012

Documents released Friday revealed “horrific” child sex assaults and brutal initiation ceremonies in the Australian military, prompting Prime Minister Julia Gillard to signal a possible public inquiry. The suggestion of a royal commission followed Defence Minister Stephen Smith denying covering up the extent of abuse, stretching from the 1950s to the present. Three months ago […]

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