The royal commission has performed its task with distinction – now it is up to governments and institutions to ensure those efforts are matched with a redress scheme.
There are some online child sex abuse offences in Australia for which a defendant’s claim that they were purely fantasising could excuse criminal liability.
In the wake of the #Metoo movement, and with the goal of transforming toxic masculinity into compassionate masculinity, we must create new spaces to listen to male victims of child abuse too.
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.
A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.
Reporting child sexual abuse to police, and any subsequent investigation or trial, is a time of profound instability for victims and their families.
328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game, are currently involved in the inquiry.