Journalist Shannon Molloy is used to sharing his story. In his 2020 memoir, Fourteen (now adapted for the stage), he wrote about growing up gay in regional Queensland in the 1990s, enduring severe bullying. He wrote in a piece that sparked the memoir: I was bashed, ridiculed, taunted endlessly, you name it. I was almost run over. At a […]
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State of denial: How police child abuse inquiries ran aground
In part two of a series on Crown Law withholding evidence from police Aaron Smale asks: how did the government and its lawyers behave when they knew the state was guilty of serious crimes against children? Under oath in front of a Royal Commission the Crown’s top lawyer had nowhere to go. Solicitor General Una […]
Male survivors of sexual violence and abuse (SVA): Barriers and facilitators to reporting and accessing services
Sexual violence and abuse (SVA) is most typically presented as a gender-based problem due to the higher prevalence and incidence rates recorded for women. This has led to male victimisation being overlooked in research, practice and policy, despite international statistics demonstrating that a significant number of men experience SVA across their lifespan. In this research […]
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