Posts Tagged ‘NSW police’

Inquiry confirms NSW police ‘arrangement’ with Church Comments 0

Friday, June 26th, 2015

An Australian inquiry has found an arrangement between police and the Catholic Church resulted in complaints of child sex abuse not being investigated. A Police Integrity Commission has recommended that New South Wales police reconsider the practice of “blind reporting”. This involves the names of alleged victims of child abuse and other details being deleted Read more

Archbishop of Adelaide charged with concealing abuse Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Archbishop Philip Wilson of Adelaide has been charged by police with concealing a child abuse allegation. Archbishop Wilson, who is vice-president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, faces one count of concealing a child sex allegation made against the late Hunter priest Fr Jim Fletcher in the 1970s. In May, 2014, a New South Wales Read more

Church in NSW thought it had secrecy deal with police Comments 0

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The Catholic Church in New South Wales believed it had a secrecy deal with police that allowed it to withhold information about paedophile priests, newly released documents show. Church leaders thought they had struck a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with police about what information would be handed over. The unsigned draft memorandum said: “Church authorities Read more