Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a national apology to thousands of victims of institutional sex abuse Monday, admitting the state utterly failed to stop “evil, dark crimes” committed over decades.
The man dubbed the “Springs monster”, who was found guilty of raping his oldest daughter, the attempted murder of his then 11 year old son and defeating the ends of justice will be sentenced on Monday at the high court in Pretoria.
The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional, setting the stage for a showdown between the country’s biggest religion and the government.
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Cape Town, to call for an end to women and child abuse.
Parliament says it is serious about curbing violence against children. This is in response to a call by the South African Human Rights Commission during its recent appearance before Parliament’s Social Development Committee.