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'Shocked' United Nations slams Australia on child abuse, calls for compensation

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
A "shocked" United Nations has called on Australia to compensate victims of abuse in youth detention and extend the royal commission into juvenile justice nationwide.
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30 million online child abuse images found

Sky News Australia - ‎6 hours ago‎
'Let me make it clear - child sexual abuse and exploitation, which can range from sharing images depicting the rape, sexual torture or assault of a child to grooming or sexually extorting a child takes place solely because of decisions made on the part ...

Horrific child abuse allegations 'fanciful', defence lawyer tells Adelaide jury

ABC Online - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Allegations a couple subjected their children to horrific abuse, including tying them to trees and locking them in cages, are just "fanciful stories" from children who did not want to live with their father, a defence lawyer has told a South Australian ...

Assaulting children a cowardly abuse of power

Courier Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
How that sad truth can be used to rationalise or justify organised adult violence against people who legally and developmentally remain children escapes me. To my mind, assaulting children is a cowardly abuse of power that differs from sex abuse only ...

'Worst of the worst': Father's years of abuse against athlete daughter ...

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
From the outside they appeared to be two parents dedicated to doing everything they could to help their children achieve their Olympic dreams.
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'Pope must act', as Pell denies claims - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Victoria Police's Taskforce SANO, which investigates complaints from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, is looking into the allegations. The allegations relate to a period when Cardinal Pell was the Archbishop of ...

Legal loophole protects child abuse guards

The Australian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mr Turnbull said the terms of reference included not only the examination the treatment of children and young people detained in youth detention facilities but also the failures in the child protection system that may have contributed to children being ...

Catholic archbishop fights child abuse charge

The Australian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will devote two public hearings into abuse within the Newcastle area over the next few months, with the city's Anglican Church also under investigation. The commission is expected ...
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Abuse of imprisoned children seen in NT 'could not happen in WA'

ABC Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
He said handcuffs and physical restraint by guards during escort are used on youth detainees, as well as hoods similar to that used on a child in the Northern Territory, to stop staff being spat on. "Obviously their use would be something that you ...
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Scotland's papers: Independence polls and child abuse probe

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Stories of a drop in support for Scottish independence and a Police Scotland probe into online child abuse lead Scotland's Saturday newspapers.
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Bill Spedding, questioned over William Tyrell disappearance, will try to stop unrelated NSW child abuse trial

ABC Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Alleged paedophile William 'Bill' Spedding, who was previously questioned over the disappearance of missing toddler William Tyrell, will try to stop a NSW Supreme Court trial on unrelated allegations of child sexual abuse going ahead. Spedding is due ...

Families SA: Calls unanswered, children spending nights in hotel rooms

ABC Online - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
More than 26,000 calls reporting possible abuse cases to South Australia's child protection agency have gone unanswered in the past year.
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Perth Archbishop 'knew' about 'child abuse king pin' priest, insider claims

WAtoday - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Anglican Bishop of Perth, Roger Herft, did not report a child abuse complaint he received against a priest labelled the "king pin" of a paedophile ring to police, according to an Anglican Church insider.

I need help with local law, admits child abuse judge

The Times (subscription) - ‎15 hours ago‎
The government's public inquiry into child abuse is facing a crisis after the judge leading it admitted that she was unfamiliar with “local law”.
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Ex-psychiatrist faces 40 child sex charges

Perth Now - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The taskforce is an arm of the WA Police Child Abuse Squad, established in 2010 to investigate historical child sexual abuse, including allegations stemming from the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sex Abuse.
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2 men face separate child abuse charges - The Jackson Sun

Jackson Sun - ‎14 hours ago‎
Two men are accused of child abuse in separate incidents, according to court documents and a press release from the Gibson County Sheriff's Office.

Ten months later, Families SA hires more staff

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
FAMILIES SA has finally hired eight extra staff to triage calls to its abuse hotline - more than 10 months after promising the change to ease pressure on the overstretched call centre.

Faces of Innocents: High rates of child abuse among Maori can be ...

Waikato Times - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
The high rates of child abuse among Maori can be traced back to colonisation, an academic says.
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Bexar County Grand Jury Indicts Trio Accused in Horrific Child ...

San Antonio Current - ‎17 hours ago‎
A Bexar County grand jury indicted a California trio Thursday who are accused of tying up two young children, ages three and four, like animals in the backyard ...