Posts Tagged ‘Justice Peter McClellan’

Child sex abuse a national tragedy Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Child sex abuse is a national tragedy, says Justice Peter McClellan. McClellan is the Chair of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Commission learned that child sex abuse has occurred in almost every type of institution where children lived or attended. Furthermore, “it is not a case of a few Read more

Aussie abuse inquiry head pushes for victims’ compensation Comments 0

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

Vatican won’t hand over papers to Aussie abuse commission Comments 6

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Vatican has refused a royal commission request that it hand over all information relating to child sex abuse committed by priests in Australia. The head of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Justice Peter McClellan, told a victims’ group he had written to the Vatican on the matter. He sought Read more

Australian abuse commission chief executive resigns Comments 0

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The chief executive of Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has resigned. Jannette Dines, who had been in the role since 2012, will depart on June 6, reported the ABC. The circumstances surrounding her departure remain unclear. But the ABC understands Ms Dines will be returning to a previous role. She Read more