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Monday, June 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED - Loss of faith: religious institutions and child protection

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Following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, serious questions have been raised about the capability and willingness of religious institutions to keep our children safe. With Malka Leifer evading justice and George Pell in prison, what needs to be done to restore the faith? Panelists speak about the role religious organisations have played in enabling or ignoring child sex abuse and what they can do to heal the scars of a dark history.

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Bettina Cass

Bettina Cass AO is Emeritus Professor at UNSW and the University of Sydney. Her research includes child protection, aged care, family and children’s wellbeing, family carers, and social security. She was Chair of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Social Justice Committee for 10 years... Read More →

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Dassi Erlich

Advocate, #bringleiferback
Dassi is an advocate and educator, working for long-needed cultural change in our communities to protect survivors of sexual abuse. She founded the campaign #bringleiferback against her former school principal and abuser. The campaign has reached the highest levels of government in... Read More →
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Mendel Kastel

Rabbi Kastel OAM is the CEO of the Jewish House Crisis Centre. He has grown the organisation into a major player in areas including homelessness, child protection, mental health, domestic violence, suicide prevention and other nature of crises. Rabbi Kastel is also chaplain of many... Read More →
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Jodi Lee

Journalist, Channel Seven
Jodi is a news journalist with Channel Seven. Originally from Sydney, she is now based in Melbourne, where she spends her time meeting real people and telling their stories. Jodi has reported on toppled Prime Ministers in Canberra, Melbourne’s grief in the wake of the Bourke Street... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Room 6

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