The long, painful wait for abuse survivors to see redress

At 82, Geoff Meyers died never getting the redress payout he had hoped would provide some recognition for the sexual abuse he suffered as a ward. In the first five months of the scheme, 2,000 people have made applications, but only 20 survivors have received any form of redress.

Museum, research centre to form part of Federal Government’s national apology to child sexual abuse victims

The Federal Government is expected to announce a national museum telling the stories of institutional child sexual abuse victims to make sure the "untold horrors they experienced" will never be forgotten.

Terminally ill victims of child sexual abuse still waiting for redress payments

Three months into the historic National Redress Scheme, victims of institutional child sexual abuse are disappointed only a small fraction of the 1,500 applications so far received have resulted in payments.

Celibacy and confessional aside, the child sex abuse inquiry must prompt canon law reform

Currently, no-one except the Pope can hold Catholic bishops to account if they commit or conceal crimes. It's why we needed the royal commission. Now the church must reform canon law, or it will become "business as usual" again, writes Noel Debien.