Posts Tagged ‘Western Australia’

Western Australia recommends preserving the confessional seal Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

A committee from Western Australia’s Legislative Council recommends preserving the confessional seal. In its report on the Children and Community Services Amendment Bill 2019, the Council’s legislation committee says: “Ministers of religion be excused from criminal responsibility [of mandatory reporting] only when the grounds of their belief is based solely on information disclosed during religious Read more

Christian Brothers pay out $20 million to Aussie abuse victims Comments 0

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Christian Brothers have paid more than A$20 million to victims of sexual and physical abuse in Australia. The figure was revealed at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse at hearings in Perth on May 6. The payments by the order and Catholic Church insurance were made to 531 people, usually Read more