Royal Commission into ‘Abuse in Care’ now expanded to include Jehovah’s Witnesses

“The Royal Commission is exploring how people in care were abused by the institutions meant to protect them. This includes physical, sexual, psychological and racist abuse.” There won’t be public hearings, but findings of the expanded investigation will be released before June next year. The Commission is encouraging any other survivors who have not already spoken to them to get in

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Uneven Child Abuse Coverage in Australia?

On July 24, 2020, Catholic Weekly published an article by Margaret Doumit for their Australian readers. She pointed out that media reporting was clearly unbalanced because they compared the number of wrongful acts by the Catholic Church within the country to similar child abuse cases by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Queensland: Clergy Who Don’t Report May Go to Jail

ABC News in Australia reported on September 8, 2020, that new laws were approved by the Queensland Parliament that “will force members of the clergy to report known or suspected cases of abuse to police”. This changes the rules for most religious organizations to notify authorities when they know of incidents of child abuse. They are no longer able to

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Queensland Government: Sign Up for the National Redress Scheme

In Australia, according to the Mirage news source reports, the Queensland Government is urging participation by all religious organizations and other groups named in the National Redress Scheme. The Government made it clear that includes the New York-based Watchtower’s Australian branch leadership.

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Highlights: Australian Government Apology to Victims

The following report presents parts of the speech given by Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, as he delivered the “National apology to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse” at Parliament House on October 22, 2018. Several resources that included videos available online and Australian newspaper reports were used to compile the following presentation of his speech. It

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A Plea From New Zealand: Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse

Editor’s note: The following article was published on July 25, 2018, by New Zealand’s The SPINOFF news. We feel that it presents a clear and accurate report and an outline of the issues involved as seen by that country’s population and leaders.

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The Netherlands: Watchtower Leaders Refuse to Cooperate

The following article was published by Sputnik International in 2018. We held onto it for longer than normal to see if the situation would change dramatically within a few months. We feel that it has been long enough and now want to share it with our readers. It’s just another example proving the sad fact that child abuse within Jehovah’s

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