Survivors react to Catholic Church’s reluctant admission of liability for Gerald Ridsdale abuse

The Courier

September 7, 2019

By Jolyon Attwooll

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat has admitted liability in a civil action brought by a victim of historical sexual abuse in a potentially landmark case.

The case may ultimately have far-reaching implications for survivors in Ballarat seeking to make civil claims against the Catholic Church.

Advocates and survivors in the city, meanwhile, urged the Catholic Church to drop aggressive legal tactics and be more active in helping with the healing process

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