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German authorities bust child porn site with 400,000 users

German authorities bust child porn site with 400,000 users

The site included forums where members from around the globe exchanged images and videos showing children being sexually abused.

  • by Melissa Eddy

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WA child gymnasts injected with cortisone without parent consent, former Olympian claims

WA child gymnasts injected with cortisone without parent consent, former Olympian claims

Close to 60 West Australian gymnasts have come forward to tell how they still struggle with mental health issues,  eating disorders and stress after suffering abuse as child athletes.

  • by Daile Cross
Gymnastics abuse victims say WAIS still failing to take responsibility

Gymnastics abuse victims say WAIS still failing to take responsibility

Gymnast Alliance Australia welcomed the release on Monday of an Australian Human Rights Commission investigation into the sport.

  • by Daile Cross
The priest was idolised but his accusers say the price for his charity was too high

The priest was idolised but his accusers say the price for his charity was too high

The horrors they said happened behind closed doors for years will play out in court. Richard Daschbach’s is the first clergy sex case in a country that is solidly Catholic.

  • by Margie Mason, Robin McDowell and Raimundos Oki
‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor
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‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor

The man is among hundreds of survivors have sought compensation in the wake of landmark legislation that allows victims to sue the church.

  • by Henrietta Cook and Chris Vedelago
Ten charged, 30 properties raided as police crack down on sharing of child abuse material

Ten charged, 30 properties raided as police crack down on sharing of child abuse material

Victorian man allegedly found to be in possession of more than 317,000 child abuse files amid a spike in the trafficking and production of child abuse material.

  • by Simone Fox Koob and Chris Vedelago
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Warnings COVID may lead to more youths entering the child safety system

Warnings COVID may lead to more youths entering the child safety system

Some children are being held in youth detention because they have nowhere to go while others have been released into crisis shelters or homelessness.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Little Mason’s death paves way to adoption option in ‘broken’ system

Little Mason’s death paves way to adoption option in ‘broken’ system

Adoption becomes a third option in deciding how to achieve permanency for a child in care, after the Queensland Parliament passes bill.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
New law would allow NSW courts to overturn unfair child abuse settlements
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New law would allow NSW courts to overturn unfair child abuse settlements

Survivors of institutional child abuse will be able to have unfair settlement payments as low as $5000 set aside in favour of fair compensation under new laws to come before the NSW Parliament.

  • by Lucy Cormack
‘We broke the silence’: Hetty Johnston steps down from Bravehearts
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‘We broke the silence’: Hetty Johnston steps down from Bravehearts

Hetty Johnston AM will step back from her organisation after 24 years of fighting against child sexual assault in Australia.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
Lockdowns lead to spike in child exploitation spreading online

Lockdowns lead to spike in child exploitation spreading online

Teenage girls are the highest group at risk of exploitation, says the Queensland Family and Children Commission.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia