Posts Tagged ‘compensation’

Magdalene Laundry survivor awarded compensation

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

An 80-year old woman who worked in a Magdalene Laundry for six years from the age of 11 has won her battle for compensation. The mother of five said her six years at the workhouse affected her “throughout her life”. Mary Cavner, who now lives in the UK, worked at the Good Shepherd’s Convent in Read more

Communist tax plan upsets religious groups

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

A Communist Party plan to tax the compensation the state must pay religious groups in the Czech Republic is upsetting church leaders. Seventeen religious denominations – Christian and Jewish – are legally entitled to recover or be compensated for assets confiscated during the post-World War II Cold War. As the largest denomination, the Catholic church Read more

Church retraumatises sex abuse victim

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A woman has complained the Church retraumatises sex abuse victims through its compensation process. It is unnecessarily agonising” and sent her to “an absolute state of unwellness,” she says. Read more Related Posts:French Catholic Church to sell assets to compensate sex…New sex abuse claims against Legion of ChristCatholic bishop admits covering up sexual abuse allegationsChildren’s Read more

Aussie plan for abuse victims saved Church A$62m

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Capping compensation payments to abuse victims saved Melbourne archdiocese A$62 million, according to calculations by an Australian newspaper. The Melbourne Response, which was created in 1996 by then-Archbishop George Pell, capped payments to victims at $A50,000 and then $A75,000. But a Sunday Age analysis of data compiled by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Read more

‘Plausible’ abuse claim against bishop

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

A German diocese has admitted a man has made a “plausible” claim that he was sexually abused by a former bishop. A man came forward year with the claim against the late Bishop Heinrich Maria Janssen of Hildesheim diocese, who died in 1998. The man said he was abused in the late 1950s and early Read more

Aussie opposition backs national abuse redress scheme

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Up to 60,000 Australian survivors of child sex abuse could receive monetary compensation through a national redress scheme if Labor wins the next federal election. Labor will set aside A$33million for the creation of a scheme. This is aimed at offering counselling services and compensation for survivors of institutional child sex abuse. The agency would Read more

Royal Commission faults Pell’s Melbourne Response

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Church’s Melbourne Response for helping abuse survivors discouraged victims from contacting police, a royal commission case study has found. Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse issued a case study this week into the programme instituted by then-Archbishop George Pell in 1996. The study identified 12 systemic issues. One issue was Read more

Aussie Church planned payouts well before admitting abuse

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

The Catholic Church in Australia set aside tens of millions of dollars to compensate sexual abuse victims years before it publicly admitted the problem. The Sunday Age reported that a warning was issued by a church insurer to the nation’s bishops as early as 1988. This was more than seven years before the Melbourne Response Read more

Church surprised at rejection of abuse compensation scheme

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

A Catholic Church spokesman is surprised at the Australian government’s rejection of a proposed national compensation scheme for child sex abuse victims. The Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council chief, Francis Sullivan, said this to a royal commission hearing last week. Mr Sullivan said the Church supported a national scheme administered by the federal government Read more

Aussie abuse inquiry head pushes for victims’ compensation

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The Australian government and other bodies should pay towards compensation for victims abused as children in institutions, a royal commission head says. Justice Peter McClellan said some Australian institutions where children were abused either have no money or no longer exist. He chairs the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Justice McClellan Read more