Victorian man travelled to Sydney to meet girl under 10 for sex:police

Victorian man travelled to Sydney to meet girl under 10 for sex:police

The 66-year-old from Yallourn North,in the La Trobe Valley,allegedly travelled to Sydney after communicating online with what he believed to be the mother of the child.

  • bySally Rawsthorne

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Ex-staffer to Gladys Berejiklian pleads guilty to child sex offences

Ex-staffer to Gladys Berejiklian pleads guilty to child sex offences

A former political staffer to Gladys Berejiklian has pleaded guilty to multiple historic child sex offences,including aggravated indecent assault.

  • byLucy Cormack andGeorgina Mitchell
Border Force missed evidence of sexual abuse then it continued for years:victim

Border Force missed evidence of sexual abuse then it continued for years:victim

One of Australia’s most notorious paedophiles was stopped at the airport and his phone was searched. But not thoroughly. Clear evidence of abuse was allegedly missed.

  • byNick McKenzie
Isolation. Strip-searches. Rape:Inside a Tasmanian youth detention centre
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Isolation. Strip-searches. Rape:Inside a Tasmanian youth detention centre

Alysha was hired to introduce better care to the Ashley Youth Detention Centre in Tasmania. It took only days for the first shocking incident to show her what was really going on.

  • byNick McKenzie andJoel Tozer
Children exposed to ‘extreme interactions’:time to make online safety a priority

Children exposed to ‘extreme interactions’:time to make online safety a priority

We are living in the digital age where children are the crash test dummies and parents are the dumbstruck bystanders. But we must ensure our children can access the virtual world safely.

  • byChloe Shorten
Jim fled his abusers and hid in a cinema. Movies became his life

Jim fled his abusers and hid in a cinema. Movies became his life

The moment that saved Jim Sherlock sounds like it’s from a movie. Fittingly,it happened in a cinema.

  • byTom Cowie
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Online watchdog demands ‘full transparency’ as tech giants act on sexual abuse
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Online watchdog demands ‘full transparency’ as tech giants act on sexual abuse

Australia’s online safety tsar will go further,demanding “radical transparency” from companies on how they deal with the scourge.

  • byNick Bonyhady
Hey Dad! actor and convicted paedophile Robert Hughes to be deported after receiving parole

Hey Dad! actor and convicted paedophile Robert Hughes to be deported after receiving parole

Robert Hughes will be released from Sydney’s Long Bay prison and deported to Britain after renouncing his Australian citizenship in 2019.

  • bySally Rawsthorne
How a single USB stick led to the rescue of 56 children and the arrest of 26 men
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How a single USB stick led to the rescue of 56 children and the arrest of 26 men

It looked like an ordinary USB stick,the type found in office drawers all over the country. But what was on it ultimately led them to an online network of child abusers that spanned the globe.

  • bySally Rawsthorne
Inside the refuges helping family violence survivors get back on their feet

Inside the refuges helping family violence survivors get back on their feet

For many of us,the Netflix drama Maid was our first glimpse inside a women’s refuge. But the portrayal could not be further removed from reality.

  • byMargaret Ambrose
Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes’ parole decision reserved until next week

Hey Dad! actor Robert Hughes’ parole decision reserved until next week

The disgraced actor and convicted paedophile wants to return to Britain to spend his remaining years with his wife,and to keep a low profile,a parole hearing has heard.

  • bySally Rawsthorne