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Royal commission tipped to back radioactive dump

The Australian (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Labor's resources spokesman Gary Gray, who was leading the campaign to change Labor's position, said at the time that the draft proposal to soften the party's stance on nuclear energy had been set aside while the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle ...

Marist College considers changing Othmar house name after adverse royal commission findings

ABC Online - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Canberra's Marist College is considering changing the name of its Othmar House, after the child sex abuse royal commission made adverse findings against the brother for whom it was named. The royal commission found that the now-deceased Brother ...
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Shannon McCoole regarded as a 'wonderful' worker, royal commission hears

ABC Online - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Families SA did not want to "jeopardise" paedophile carer Shannon McCoole's employment because he was regarded as a "wonderful" employee, a royal commission has heard. McCoole was temporarily suspended in 2013 while the child protection agency ...
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Doctors offer to get Cardinal George Pell back to the Royal Commission safe and sound

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Call them the 'Physicians for the comfort of George Pell'. Dr Richard Sallie, a West Australian doctor, has been taking volunteers for a small medical team.
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Royal commission recommendations under review

Sky News Australia - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
'Last time under the Cole royal commission there wasn't sort of a co-ordinated cross-agency response and things did fall through the cracks, so we think this will be much more effective,' employment department deputy secretary Sandra Parker told a ...
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George Pell: Royal commission into child sexual abuse to decide whether Cardinal can testify from Rome

ABC Online - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
Australia's most high-profile Catholic Cardinal George Pell will learn this afternoon whether he will be able to give evidence to the child abuse royal commission from Rome. Access to Cardinal Pell's two-page medical report was given to counsel ...
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Royal Commission hears former Archbishop Ian George slow to act on abuse complaints

ABC Local - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
MARK COLVIN: The child sexual abuse Royal Commission has been told that the former Anglican Archbishop of Adelaide, Ian George, disregarded reports of abuse for several years in the late '90s and early 2000s.
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Royal Commission: Bishop Philip Newell denies abuse cover-up

ABC Local - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
MARK COLVIN: At the child sexual abuse Royal Commission hearings in Hobart, a former Anglican bishop of Tasmania has denied both joking about little boys with sore bottoms, and covering up complaints against a priest in the 1980s.
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Child sex abuse royal commission: Former Anglicare SA chief executive failed to report abuse on solicitor's advice

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The former chief executive of Anglicare South Australia did not report allegations against a notorious paedophile to police on the advice of his lawyer, the royal commission into child sexual abuse has heard. The royal commission sitting is examining ...
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Church ethos led to abuse failures: Jensen

Yahoo7 News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse wrapped up an eight-day public hearing in Hobart on Friday after investigating offences by Jacobs, John Elliot, Louis Daniels and Garth Hawkins (now known as Robin Goodfellow).

Swim club beefs up child protection measures in wake of Royal Commission hearings

ABC Online - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
In 2014 Scone Swim Club president Joanne Wright told the Royal Commission the club had not appointed a member protection information officer, as required by Swimming NSW, but that has since occurred.
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Federal Government agrees to show trade union royal commission findings to Labor, Greens

ABC Online - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The Coalition is using the royal commission's report to push for the reinstatement of the construction industry watchdog, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

Shannon McCoole: Police did not investigate government carer's 'unhealthy sexual interest in children', royal ...

ABC Online - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A year before government carer Shannon McCoole was arrested for child sexual abuse, a senior detective thought he showed an "unhealthy sexual interest in children" but did not have enough evidence to investigate, a royal commission has heard.
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Royal commission witness recalls 'sheer terror' on child's face after incident involving paedophile carer Shannon ...

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
A child protection worker has tearfully told a royal commission of a traumatic incident she witnessed involving her colleague, who was later convicted of sexually abusing young children in state care.
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TURC: Labor wants union royal commission answers

The Australian - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
The opposition's letter follows one to Senator Cash on Tuesday, accusing the government of engaging in the “most base transactional politics” and asking for justification.
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Hollingworth apologises to abuse victims at Royal Commission

ABC Local - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
KIM LANDERS: At the child sexual abuse Royal Commission hearings in Hobart, the former governor-general Peter Hollingworth has given a personal apology to an abuse survivor.

Church 'warned' abuse victim off

The Advertiser - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
In astonishing evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Adelaide man Mark King detailed how he reported his abuse in 1993 to then Archdeacon Brian Smith - only to be dismissed and threatened with legal ...
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Brisbane lawyer Walter Sofronoff faces conflict of interest probe over role at sex abuse royal commission

ABC Online - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The Bar Association of Queensland is investigating conflict of interest allegations against former solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff over his role before the sexual abuse royal commission. Queensland's Legal Services Commission ordered the Bar ...
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Royal Commission leads to arrest

The Advertiser - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Police say investigators from the Special Crimes Investigation Branch's Royal Commission Response Team arrested a 65-year-old southern suburbs man on Wednesday.