Australian Baptist Ministries – response : compensation scheme

Thank you for your recent email.
The Royal Commission is presently gathering responses on the possibility
of a national mandatory compensation scheme for victims of child sexual
abuse. Hopefully there will some clarity around this matter when the Royal
Commission presents its interim report which was due at the end of this
month but has been put back several months. As a general principle
Australian Baptist Ministries would be committed to support such a
proposal. At this stage without any clarity about the details of such a
scheme we would obviously want to be sure it provides justice and equity
for the victims of child sexual abuse.
Keith Jobberns
National Ministries Director
Australian Baptist Ministries

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CSA and gradual unearthing!

Royal Commission & Brisbane Boys' College

It is with bewilderment that some Survivors of CSA bring forward their stories and certain ‘foundations of society’ do not show any compassion, only displaying defence. Throughout the current Royal Commission in Australia, I have experienced challenges and legal threats, for somethings included in my own “Coping Mechanisms”.

From the growing multitude of evidence, witnesses and cited Institutions – Australia is truly `leading the way’ amongst our world’s countries. This is truly a much-needed change, away from a long-term culture of “Hidden Secrets”.

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Child abuse victim’s faltering testimony silences the lawyers

The overwhelming response to details of victim’s ordeal made a mockery of church’s hardball tactics at royal commission


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Unexpected and eventful outcome – Don Marriott (SDBC)

IMG_0266 - Marriott @ Bowie FuneralAt the funeral ceremony of Ron Bowie (step-father), I had an encounter with Don Marriott after the Celebration Ceremony. During a conversation I had been awaiting – comments & queries including: “paedophiles”, “child sex abuse”, “Royal Commission”, “church elders” & a description of 1st & `2nd SDBC Friday nights, was had with Don Marriott. Responses ranged from: Denial, Refusal to provide further info, Shadowing behind a “in-the-name-of-god” – many of which are common in current statements of church leaders & RC Hearings.

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Church will pay compo to child sex victims By Melissa Jenkins & Carl Dickens

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Royal Commission into Sexual Offences and our Information Brochure

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Countdown begins (Building certificate)

Earlier today (Tue 11 Jun 13), a copy of Building cert. was ordered from BCC’s Building Dept. As 10 days was listed as maximum period until delivery. Once this timeline has been identified, more accurate details can be made in RC Report and/or Police Investigation.

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