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Royal commission: Ballarat priest provided character reference for Gerald Ridsdale

Jane Lee Former Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns was the "pivotal person" responsible for failing to prevent widespread child sexual abuse at Catholic-run schools there, his former secretary has told a Royal...

Royal commission: No challenge to abuse survivors' claims about Pell

Cardinal George Pell is expected to be asked for a full response to claims put before the Royal Commission  into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Jane Lee Lawyers for the Catholic Church insist they will not challenge survivors' claims Cardinal George Pell tried to bribe one and ignored another's abuse reports, even though they themselves are willing...

Child abuse victims live 'shorter lives' than other children, royal commission hears

People who have been abused as children have more real illness and don't live as long as children who have not been traumatised.

Jane Lee People who have been abused as children live shorter lives than those who have not been abused, a psychiatrist has told a Royal Commission.

Convicted paedophile Robert Best 'still a Christian Brother', royal commission hears

Convicted paedophile Robert Best.

Jane Lee The Christian Brothers have done nothing to remove offender Robert Best from its order since he was convicted of multiple sexual offences against children.

Witnesses won't be cross-examined on Cardinal George Pell bribery allegation

Cardinal George Pell at Victoria's parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse and the Catholic church.

Jane Lee Church lawyers will not recall witnesses for cross-examination on allegations Cardinal George Pell tried to bribe a victim to silence him and ignored another's reports children were being sexually...

Abuse victims seeking compensation told Catholic Church would endure long after they died, royal commission hears

Ballarat Bishop Paul Bird in 2013.

Jane Lee Ballarat's Bishop Paul Bird told survivors seeking compensation that the Catholic Church would endure long after victims died and were forgotten, the royal commission into child sexual abuse has...

Sex abuse royal commission: Church lawyers urged to challenge victims' claims against George Pell

Cardinal George Pell: 'The conversation that Mr Green gave evidence of yesterday did not happen.'

Jane Lee The chairman of the royal commission into child sexual abuse has urged church authorities to challenge claims that George Pell attempted to bribe a victim of clerical abuse and ignored the pleas of...

Memories of abuse at St Joseph's Orphanage, Ballarat still haunt Gordon Hill at 72

Gordon Hill

Jane Lee Gordon Hill's memories of his abuse at St Joseph's Orphanage have never gone away.

Royal commission told Cardinal George Pell tried to buy victim's silence about abuse

Cardinal George Pell at the Vatican last year.

Jane Lee The Royal Commission into child sexual abuse will decide whether Cardinal George Pell ignored a victim's claim that a now-convicted sex offender was abusing children at St Patrick's College in...

Cardinal George Pell may have known about priest's crimes against children, royal commission hears

FILE PIC Photo by Andrew De La Rue. 4-8-1994.    Gerald Ridsdale, a former Catholic priest , outside the County Court in Warrnambool yesterday

Jane Lee One of Australia's most notorious paedophile priests, Gerald Ridsdale, will give evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Allegations of Sexual Abuse during its first hearing...

New app for family violence intervention orders

A trial is underway to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to apply for intervention orders.

Jane Lee Victims of family violence will be able to apply for intervention orders on their mobile phones and personal computers using an app designed to make it safer for them to leave their partners.

Law reforms on children in care could create 'stolen generation'

Early Learning
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Friday 8th July 2011
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Jane Lee Victoria could see a "stolen generation" of children in state care if law reforms giving the Department of Health and Human Services far greater powers to decide their fate go ahead.

Final day for VCAT hearing on Bendigo mosque: residents fear 'creating demand'

Artist's impression of the proposed mosque in Bendigo.

Jane Lee Residents opposed to the planned mosque say the Muslim presence in Bendigo is "practically non-existent".

Rehab centre Tandana Place: Erin beats ice addiction

Erin, 20, is recovering from her ice addiction at Tandana Place.

Jane Lee After an abused childhood and early introduction to drugs, mother-of-one Erin is now turning her life around at Tandana Place.

Top bureaucrat Sonia Sharp leaving public service despite positive review

Jane Lee A senior state bureaucrat Premier Daniel Andrews promised to sack if Labor won government is leaving the public service, despite a favourable review into why she was hired.

Senior bureaucrat Sonia Sharp to leave after public sector commissioner review

Premier Daniel Andrews promised before last year's state election that Dr Sonia Sharp, then a deputy secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood, would be sacked by a Labor government

Jane Lee A senior state government bureaucrat will resign following criticism of her handling of an English child sex abuse crisis by an inquiry.

Coroner recommends barriers for deadly bridge

Bridge suicide memorial.

Jane Lee Permanent safety barriers should be built on one of Melbourne's deadliest bridges, a coroner has found, but funding for upgrades was diverted by the Federal Government for the failed East West link.

Police deny coroner hindered terror plot investigation

Jane Lee Victoria Police has denied that the coroner in charge of the Abdul Numan Haider inquest hindered its Anzac Day terror plot investigation.

Law Institute of Victoria says minor crimes should be wiped from records

A Maroubra auto repairs business came off worst when it collided with a Toyota Corolla owner in the Supreme Court.

Jane Lee The legal profession wants Victoria to get in line with other states on 'spent convictions'.

Little River puppy farm to close, owner to plead guilty

Complaints animals were being abused led Wyndham Council to raid the unregistered Little River puppy farm last year.

Jane Lee An unregistered puppy farm is expected to be shut down after operating for more than a decade, and its owner could be hit with a fine of more than $20,000.