January 23, 2020

Christian Brothers mount ‘brutal’ case to cut sex payout


The Australian reports that lawyers for the Christian Brothers have launched an extraordinary argument against a substantial payout for a man who was subjected to horrific sexual abuse as a child migrant by pointing out that he also suffered physical and emotional abuse.

West Australian District Court judge Mark Herron described the position taken by the religious order in a landmark compensation case that began on Tuesday as “brutal”.

Read the full story in The Australian here.