Posts Tagged ‘Ellis defence’

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

Abuse victims take Aussie bishop to court for negligence

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Ten victims of a paedophile Australian priest have started proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court against the retired Bishop of Ballarat. They accuse Bishop Ronal Mulkearns and the Diocese of Ballarat of negligence for allegedly failing to protect them and other victims, despite being aware of complaints against Fr Gerard Ridsdale. Ridsdale was convicted in Read more