Sunday, November 18, 2018
Supporting Men > Australia

We say sorry. To the children we failed

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-abuse-apology/australia-offers-rare-national-apology-to-victims-of-child-sex-abuse-idUSKCN1MW095 The gesture followed a five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse that delved into more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct, most of them at religious and state-run institutions responsible for keeping children safe. “Today, as a nation, we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice,” Morrison told

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Australian state governments increasing pressure on church to report child abuse

https://apnews.com/83a3961a3808451193b7982b411d2774 The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected a recommendation by a government inquiry that priests be required to report evidence of child sex abuse disclosed in the confessional. The recommendation that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional was a key finding in

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Five children allegedly sexually abused by a group of adults in Western Australia

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/30/asia/australia-child-sex-abuse-parties-intl/index.html A taskforce, codenamed Mirzam, was launched in February after a recording device was discovered by a member of the public showing adults engaging in sexual acts with the young girl, the police statement said. "What Taskforce Mirzam has uncovered so far will shock the community and I should warn the investigation

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Australia: abuse survivors committing serious crimes barred from accessing redress

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/31/plea-for-criminals-who-were-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-to-access-redress-scheme “What I’m leading to here is the fact that I would have been all right in life if it hadn’t been for the sexual abuse committed against me, and rejections by the system, so how can you, Mr Turnbull, judge me as not being eligible for compensation on the grounds

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#Equality #no vote #reflects #religion #not #ethnicity

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/23/marriage-equality-no-vote-reflects-religion-not-ethnicity-says-tim-soutphommasane Australia’s race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, says the high no vote in western Sydney in last week’s historic same-sex marriage postal survey reflects religious observance rather than ethnicity, and he has warned against an outbreak of crass, cultural stereotyping. Soutphommasane used a speech at the University of Western Sydney to issue

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#Australia #homophobia #cultural #historical

https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/australia-lagging-not-leading-marriage-equality A conventional way of answering might be that homophobia has been especially virulent in Australia because of the distinctive patterns of the nation's masculinity. This explanation would point to the legacy of frontier masculinity: aggressively heterosexual, contemptuous of effeminacy in men (associated with ''pommies'' and ''poofters''), hostile to lesbianism as a

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#Pro-equality #Australian #Christians #Attack #Anti #Equality #Christians

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/30/pro-marriage-equality-christians-attack-tv-ad-pushing-no-campaign A group of pro-equality Christians have attacked a new anti same-sex marriage advertisement as irresponsible, while distancing themselves from the Australian Christian Lobby and Lyle Shelton, who they say “doesn’t speak for most Christians”. The Australian Christians for Marriage Equality launched its same-sex marriage campaign on Wednesday, bringing together Catholics, Anglicans,

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#Australia #Ban #Pedophiles #Traveling #Overseas

The Associated Press: Australia plans to ban pedophiles from traveling overseas. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw5ozQ_zQ http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Australia-plans-to-ban-convicted-pedophiles-from-traveling-overseas-in-what-the-government-says-is-a-world-first-move-to-protect-vulnerable-children-from-exploitation/id-2bacdafbfd5c4f62984dd96a10b0beaf Australian pedophiles are notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby Southeast Asian and Pacific island countries to abuse children there. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she would cancel the passports of around 20,000 pedophiles on the national child sex offender

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#JohnCurtin #Australia #greatest #leader #mental #illness

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/29/julia-gillard-the-stigma-around-mental-health-nearly-cost-australia-its-greatest-leader?CMP=share_btn_tw His contemporary and nemesis, Winston Churchill, famously borrowed Samuel Johnson’s expression to describe his own depression as ‘the black dog’. Churchill could be so overwhelmed by depression he would spend days, even weeks, in bed, fatigued and disinterested, unable to concentrate. These dark periods happened multiple times over many decades. When he

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Psychologists Support Peer Support With Australian Federal Police

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/former-afp-psychologists-call-for-agency-to-reinstate-peer-support-program-20170331-gvb3o4.html Former Australian Federal Police psychologists are calling on the agency to reinstate a peer support program they say was crucial to internal mental health support. The push is supported by mental health experts and the federal police union. Lacey Clews and Heidi Horvath were psychologists with the AFP for between eight and

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