A victim of a former Families SA carer who sexually abused two girls in his care says the ordeal has left her fearful and unable to trust people.
As a defiant Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson prepares to fight his conviction for concealing child sexual abuse, South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says there is no need to bolster the state’s new mandatory reporting laws, despite several church leaders suggesting they would not adhere to them if it meant breaking the seal of confession.
What happens to children in state care who don’t have foster families when they turn 18? They immediately lose support, writes Maria Palumbo, which can have terrible consequences for many of them.
A day of reckoning has come for the Catholic Church which will require a rethink of the sacrament of confession and changes to the law by the South Australian Parliament, writes Mal Byrne.