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7th April 2017 – Power FM / 3BA Media Interview: The Danger Of Accepting Sex Offender Stereotypes

Garrath Cockerell, Content Director at Power FM & 3BA Radio Ballarat Media interview with Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM regarding the danger of accepting sex offender stereotypes  Ballarat Professor Caroline Taylor is a world renowned and respected expert and advocate for dealing with Child Sexual Abuse. She spoke to Garrath on Ballarat Today about the perpetrators and how the public can make the common mistake of forming stereotypes
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23rd February 2017 – New Legislation Passes To Keep Victorian Children Safe

23rd Feb 2017 New legislation has passed Victoria’s Parliament today, introducing a Reportable Conduct Scheme to better protect children from harm. The scheme requires certain organisations providing services to children to report centrally on any abuse allegations, ensuring individuals who pose a risk to children can be excluded from working with children, even if they don’t have a criminal record. The Commission for Children
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Global Survivors’ Forum – 18th & 19th November 2016 – ECPAT International!

ECPAT’s 90 members in 82 countries have one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children http://www.ecpat.org/survivor-voices/global-survivors-forum-18-nov-2016/   2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the first World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and the 10th anniversary of the UN violence study. In the 2016 Year Of Action, the Council of Europe will be hosting the first ever Global Survivors’ Forum
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$100,000 in Educational Scholarships granted over the last 10 years!

With only days left before our 3rd Annual Cupcake Morning Tea Fundraising event – Tuesday 6th September 2016 – we wish to say a big THANK YOU to all our supporters and volunteers without which we could not achieve our success to date – $100,000 in Educational Scholarships granted to survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have been negatively impacted by the heinous crimes
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Professor Caroline Taylor honoured in Australia Day Awards

Ballarat’s Professor Caroline Taylor honoured in Australia Day awards. IT’S difficult to think of someone more deserving of an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) than Professor Caroline Taylor. Professor Taylor is widely regarded as an expert in the field of sexual violence, child abuse and domestic violence, the criminal justice response to survivors, and social models of trauma and
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Expert calls for law reform after Tas child sex case

A legal expert on child sex crimes argues the Tasmanian case illustrates screaming gaps in the law. Professor Caroline Taylor AM from Edith Cowan University says Australian laws and the way they’re interpreted offer greater protection to sex offenders rather than shielding children from abuse. MARK COLVIN: One of Australia’s leading legal experts on sexual violence against children says the case in Tasmania illustrates gaping
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ECU researcher receives prestigious policing award

Congratulations to the Foundation Chair of Social Justice and Head of the Social Justice Research Centre, Professor Caroline Taylor, who was recently awarded the Australian Institute of Policing Excellence in Research on Improving Policing for Women Award, at the 2010 Excellence in Policing Awards. The awards ceremony, held at the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane, recognises outstanding contributions to the police force, and is open
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Professor says child sex laws just ‘tinkering’

RECOMMENDATIONS to boost maximum penalties for child sex offences will have little effect on the prevalence of abuse, a Ballarat-based academic said yesterday. The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council has recommended that the government raise the maximum penalty, to 25 years’ jail, for those convicted of sexual penetration of a child aged between 10 and 12. But Edith Cowan University social justice chair Professor Caroline
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Abuse of trust breeds culture of silence

THE puerile stunt by Sydney radio jocks Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O on Wednesday, in which a 14-year-old girl was strapped to a lie detector and interrogated by her mother about sexual matters, reveals more than just the nation’s shock that the distressed girl disclosed she was raped as a 12-year-old. The stupidity and crassness of Sandilands and Ms O aside, the incident amplified
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Victim’s age influences rape prosecutions

PETER CAVE: Groundbreaking Victorian research has found sexual assault victims aged in their twenties and thirties may be less likely to succeed in prosecuting their alleged offenders. Criminologists have analysed Victoria Police files and found that alcohol use and mental illness may also work against a case succeeding. Their study is still in its early stages but the researchers are confident their findings will
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Child porn producers closer to home

One of Australia’s leading researchers into child sex abuse says too many parents are focussing on ‘stranger danger’ to try and protect their children. Professor Caroline Taylor says when it comes to child pornography the reality is most children are abused by family members. Edith Cowan University professor Caroline Taylor has just returned to Australia after being invited to address the 29th World Meeting
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