Media Update – April

Media coverage over recent weeks has continued to focus on the Royal Commission, with the State Budget also featuring in recent days.

Some examples of key coverage can be found below:


State Budget

The Age – Extra $91million in Vic budget for foster care (2/4/2013)


Royal Commission

ABC Gippsland – Royal Commission a time to tell the truth (3/4/2013)

The Age – Abuse royal commission expects 5000 submissions (3/4/2013)

The Age – Victim upbeat as commission makes an impressive start (4/4/2013)

ABC Lateline – More than 5000 victims to give evidence (3/4/2013)

ABC – Royal commission into child abuse in institutions begins (3/4/2013)

Herald Sun – Silence is not golden, these terrible stories must be told (3/4/2013)

Herald Sun – Finally, the child victims can speak at the royal commission (4/4/2013)

The Australian – Catholic Church ‘lacking leadership’ to deal with child sex abuse, professor says (4/4/2013)

ABC 7.30 Report – Salvos reflect on evidence of orphanage abuse (12/4/2013)

Knox Weekly – 660-plus boys fled Salvo home, inquiry told (17/4/2013)

The Age – Church culture helped abuse go undetected (22/4/2013)


Foster Care

ABC World Today – Push for better Foster Care recognition gets PMs attention (23/4/2013)

Herald Sun – Foster carer Jody’s work is something we should all care about (27/4/2013)


Children in detention

ABC – Safeguards not met on Manus Island (4/4/2013)

The Conversation – Experts concerned government may detain refugee children at Curtin (22/4/2013)


Forced adoptions

ABC 7.30 Report – Emotional debate on adoption bill (19/4/2013)


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