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Paedophile protector Peter Hollingworth’s $350,000 annual pension

Judges name: Peter Hollingworth
Judges position: Governor General
Paedophile protected: John Elliott
Paedophile protectors court location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Type of protection : Granting release

In one example, the paedophile John Elliott remained a priest at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Sunnybank until retirement – despite both Elliott and one young victim revealing systematic and persistent abuse to Hollingworth personally. 

Referring to the Elliott case in 2016, Hollingworth said: “After a great deal of consideration over the last 22 years, I acknowledge unconditionally that my actions were misguided, wrong and a serious error of judgment”. 

Malcolm Turnbull urged to investigation former prime minister paedophile claims by sex abuse survivors

 

 PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is under pressure to launch an investigation into elite paedophile rings in Australia, after allegations surfaced of a former prime minister on a police list of suspected paedophiles.

Child sex abuse survivors advocates have backed calls from Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan to expand the royal commission into child sex abuse.

Belgium's silent heart of darkness

Waiting for justice.

In 1995, when two eight-year-old girls were kidnapped, Dutroux, a convicted sex offender, was a prime suspect from the start, yet he wasn't arrested for 14 months. By that time, four of his captives - including the two girls - were dead. Since his arrest, 20 potential witnesses connected with the case have died in mysterious circumstances, fuelling suspicions of a cover-up reaching the highest levels.

Abuser Name or Alias:: Marc Dutroux
Type of Abuse:: Sexual, Death
Matter Resolved?: Yes

Minister calls for review into Children's Guardian over claims of kids at risk

Type of protection : Granting release

NSW MPs have been flooded with dozens of letters believed to be coming from within the Office of the Children's Guardian containing dire warnings over child protection. 

The government body charged with child protection in NSW is placing children at unacceptable and even fatal risk, according to a group of whistle blowers within the Office of the Children's Guardian.

In a series of letters sent to state ministers and opposition MPs over the past six weeks, a range of alarming allegations have been made against the Children's Guardian Janet Schorer and her director overseeing the office's Working With Children Check, Steve Gholab.

Liberal senator Bill Heffernan says former prime minister a suspected paedophile

A former Australian prime minister is on a list of "alleged paedophiles" that Liberal senator Bill Heffernan claims forms part of a police document.

Senator Heffernan used a Senate estimates committee hearing on Tuesday to discuss the list of 28 people, which he said formed part of police documents that had been "signed off" by Gary Crooke, QC, the former senior counsel assisting NSW's Wood royal commission into police corruption in the 1990s. Mr Crooke declined to comment when contacted by Fairfax Media on Tuesday.

How do convicted child sex offenders get working with children checks?

Earlier this month American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was charged with child sex trafficking and child rape offences. It was another awful reminder that the sexual abuse of children remains a live concern.

Serial WA child rapist who claimed 'victims were willing' to be released from jail

Judges name: Judge Anthony Derrick
Judges title: Judge
Judges position: Supreme Court Judge WA
Paedophile protected: MGD - WA serial rapist
Paedophile protectors court location: Western Australia
Type of protection : Granting release

The 65-year-old paedophile cannot be identified by law and his whereabouts in the community will be kept secret.

Known only as MGD, the man will be released from prison under Dangerous Sex Offender legislation that places him under strict supervision orders.

Abuser Name or Alias:: MGD - WA serial rapist

Mullighan report reveals decades of state care sex abuse

THE horrific extent of sex abuse against children in state care over four decades has been revealed in the 600-page report of the Mullighan inquiry to State Parliament.

Retired Supreme Court judge Ted Mullighan, QC, yesterday issued a stark warning that children in state care would remain vulnerable to sex abuse unless urgent action was taken to overhaul a system in crisis.

His $13.5 million inquiry considered hundreds of allegations of widespread child abuse within government and non-government institutions, spanning 40 years.

Child sex abuse: Brisbane Grammar School imposes gag order for compensation

Paedophile teacher Kevin Lynch left a trail of victims at Brisbane Grammar School.VICTIMS of horrific child sex abuse at the hands of paedophile teacher Kevin Lynch have been forced to sign non-disclosure agreements to receive compensation payouts from Queensland’s most expensive private school, Brisbane Grammar School.

The Courier-Mail can reveal the inner-city private school has quietly settled with “some 130 former students” abused by Lynch in the 1970s and ’80s, and is in talks with 10 others.

Scott Morrison wanted Hillsong pastor Brian Houston at White House dinner: report

Prime Minister Scott Morrison reportedly wanted Hillsong pastor Brian Houston to be part of his delegation to the United States but was rebuffed by the Trump administration.

The Australian government put forward Mr Houston as an attendee for the official state dinner at the White House but gave up after the Americans "vetoed" the invitation during negotiations, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing several unnamed sources.

Hillsong's Brian Houston.Hillsong's Brian Houston.CREDIT: JANIE BARRETT

A spokesman for Mr Morrison told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald the guest list was a matter for the hosts.

Marc Dutroux

Marc Paul Alain Dutroux[1] (French: [dytʀu]; born 6 November 1956) is a Belgian convicted child molester and murderer.

Marc Dutroux from Belgium pronunciation (Voice of America)

Dutroux was convicted in 1989 for the abduction and rape of five young girls (with his then-wife Michelle Martin).

In 1996, Dutroux was arrested on suspicion of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six females aged between 8 and 19, four of whom died. His widely publicised trial took place in 2004. Dutroux was convicted of all charges, along with the murder of a suspected former accomplice, and sentenced to life imprisonment. Martin was convicted as an accomplice.

A number of shortcomings in the Dutroux investigation caused widespread discontent in Belgium with the country's criminal justice system, and the ensuing scandal was one of the reasons for the reorganisation of Belgium's law enforcement agencies.

Abuser Name or Alias:: Marc Dutroux
Type of Abuse:: Sexual, Death

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