A history of abuse



Archdiocese of Perth Gerard William Dick was sentenced in 1995 to 3½ years jail for 10 incidents of indecently dealing with boys aged between eight and 10 at a Christian Brothers' orphanage in Western Australia.

Diocese of Bunbury Adrian Richard Van Klooster pleaded guilty to four counts of indecently dealing with children under the age of 13 and was found with child pornography on his computer.

St Andrew's Hostel A former hostel warden at St Andrew's Hostel in Katanning from the 1970s to early 1990s, DJK, is serving his second jail term for abusing 11 boys.

WA government

Children's homes The WA government confirmed 22 government-run institutions were named by child victims of abuse lodged under the Redress WA scheme.

Fairbridge farm More than 200 child migrants who were among those sent to Pinjarra's Fairbridge farm school for child migrants, between 1930 and 1981, have been awarded more than $1.1 million.

Swan Valley Nyungah Camp In February 2008, the Aboriginal patriarch who ruled Perth's Swan Valley Nyungah Camp, Robert Bropho, was sentenced to three years' jail for five counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under 13 in 1990 and 1991.



Catholic Church in South Australia defends one of its priests, who was previously an Anglican before being ordained in 1995, against alleged incidents 35 years ago.



Former Anglican archdeacon

Louis Daniels pleads guilty to 13 counts of interfering with young boys between 1973 and 1993.


Church offers compensation to woman whose claims of child sexual abuse against a priest brought down the governor-general Peter Hollingworth.



Canberra Marist College In February 2008, a teacher at Marist College Canberra, Brother John William Chute, pleaded guilty to 11 charges of indecently assaulting students of the college during the 1980s.


Indigenous communities

The 2007 Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse found a ''rampant informal sex trade'' between young Aboriginal girls and non-Aboriginal mine workers.



Diocese of Townsville Neville Joseph Creen molested young girls while he served as a priest at Mount Isa from 1973 to 1981. In September 2003, he was sentenced to 3½ years' jail.


Toowoomba scandal A string of child sexual abuse cases at Anglican schools in Queensland in the 1990s emerged during the early 2000s.


Politician Bill D'Arcy Former Queensland state Labor MLA was sentenced to a total of 11 years' jail for offences against six children after three trials.


Parker scandal Scout leader Maxwell Parker, 58, was jailed for 17 years after pleading guilty to 52 sex offences on eight boys over a 25-year period.

This story A history of abuse first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.