Anglican Church knew clergyman Robert Waddington was a risk

McKenna, Michael & Gearing, Amanda (2013) Anglican Church knew clergyman Robert Waddington was a risk. The Australian.

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Abstract

AUSTRALIAN church officials knew of child-sex allegations in Britain against a senior clergymen when they pushed a victim into accepting a compensation payout on the basis that there was no evidence to back up his claims of abuse.

Former Church of England investigator Ray Morris says he prepared a 2004 report about allegations in Britain and Australia - from the 1960s and 80s - against Robert Waddington. He sent it to north Queensland diocese officials, who were at the time involved in mediation with the Australian victim over his claims that he was abused weekly by Waddington between 1964 and 1968, who was headmaster of St Barnabas boarding school in Ravenshoe, southwest of Cairns.

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ID Code: 69062
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1038-8761
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2014 00:02
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 03:45

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