Children as young as 10 have been kept in adult maximum-security watch houses in Queensland and now we know one of the main reasons why.
An Indigenous boy with an intellectual impairment was stripped naked inside Brisbane's adult maximum-security police watch house after being deemed a suicide risk, documents reveal.
In hundreds of cases every year, Australia's family courts hear allegations of violence and child abuse and when it comes to investigating them, experts say "we have a huge problem".
A man who alleges he was sexually abused by Australia's 13th Governor-General says he is "overwhelmed" that a major road in Canberra's north will be stripped of a name he associates with abuse he suffered as a child.
Wearing a suicide smock and detained in a maximum-security Queensland watch house — a 12-year-old girl spends days at the adult facility because there's no room in a youth detention centre. The Office of the Public Guardian says the conditions are "dehumanising" and impacting children's mental health.
Thousands of ageing Australians who were abused while in institutional care as children now face the "terrifying" prospect of entering an aged care system that reckons with its own allegations of misconduct.
As a Catholic, the Pell verdict has shocked me deeply but these are the steps forward, writes Francis Sullivan.
Tennis in New South Wales is in the grip of a civil war, as eight elders of the sport face losing their life memberships over the role they played in the handling of a complaint of sexual abuse made by a child in the 1990s.
My husband is a survivor of clerical abuse, but in the countless hours I've spent in waiting rooms, not one doctor has asked me if I'm okay, writes Winnie Mulherin.
George Pell's reaction to receiving his sentence wasn't visible outside the courtroom, but for those of us inside, we saw a changed man, writes Louise Milligan.