The Ellis Defence Is Finally Abolished

In a time where child abuse allegations and cover-up scandals are rocking the Catholic Church, the NSW government has made it easier for survivors of institutional child abuse to sue churches. The “Ellis Defence”, which prevented abuse survivors from suing unincorporated organisations for compensation, was abolished earlier this month. This decision came after the recommendations Read more about The Ellis Defence Is Finally Abolished[…]

The importance of the work of the Royal Commission

A few sentences is not enough to communicate the full horror of Ken McIlwain’s experience, so instead we will give a mechanical retelling of his story. As a cadet in the Australian Defence Force Ken was sexually assaulted, repeatedly, by two senior members. When he approached medical officers, they brushed him off and gave him Read more about The importance of the work of the Royal Commission[…]