Adult cyber abuse cases have drastically spiked this year, says eSafety Commissioner

Adult cyber abuse cases have drastically spiked this year, says eSafety Commissioner

Updated May 21, 2018 10:25:53 The eSafety Commissioner has warned of a “real spike” in adult cyber abuse cases in 2018. Key points: Survey found one in 10 users have had sexual content shared online or sent without their consent. eSafety agency helped 800 young Australians remove content from social …

Larry Nassar sex abuse victims to get $US500 million from Michigan State University

Larry Nassar sex abuse victims to get $US500 million from Michigan State University

Posted May 17, 2018 08:26:46 Photo: Larry Nassar was sentenced earlier this year. (AP: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal) Hundreds of women sexually abused by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar have tentatively agreed to a $US500 million ($665 million) settlement with Michigan State University, Nassar’s former employer, lawyers for both …

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Tasmanian child protection whistleblowers detail claims of abuse in foster care

Posted May 10, 2018 19:46:45 Whistleblowers have detailed allegations of child abuse in foster care, saying the Tasmanian Government is so desperate to house vulnerable children they are being sent to abusive out-of-home care environments. The ABC has changed the name of the two child protection workers to protect their …

Triple-0 emergency call takers experience increase in threats and verbal abuse

Triple-0 emergency call takers experience increase in threats and verbal abuse

Posted May 10, 2018 06:23:15 Photo: Chantelle Connell says some days she has to deal with as many as six abusive callers in one shift. (ABC News) Related Story: Government to conduct investigation into Telstra triple-0 outage Related Story: ‘You can do this!’ ambo says over the phone as woman …

Joel Wilkinson, former Gold Coast Suns player, takes action against AFL over alleged racial abuse, sexual harassment

Joel Wilkinson, former Gold Coast Suns player, takes action against AFL over alleged racial abuse, sexual harassment

Updated May 09, 2018 13:55:18 Photo: Joel Wilkinson alleges he was subjected to discrimination and harassment by AFL and Gold Coast Suns staff. (AAP Image: Joe Castro) Former Gold Coast Suns player Joel Wilkinson will begin legal action against the AFL, seeking compensation for racial abuse and sexual harassment during …

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Posted May 09, 2018 06:56:06 Australia’s peak doctors’ group has warned of the urgent need for real-time prescription monitoring to be introduced, as Federal Government data shows a spike in drug abuse alerts. The number of prescription drug abuse alerts in Australia rose by 26 per cent in 2017, with …

New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman resigns after women allege physical abuse

New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman resigns after women allege physical abuse

Posted May 08, 2018 17:12:50 Photo: New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman denies allegations he abused women. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) Related Story: New York state sues Harvey Weinstein and his former company Related Story: Weinstein Company set to file for bankruptcy after sale talks collapse New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman, who …

Tramadol abuse addiction sweeping Egypt as part of the world’s growing opioid crisis

Tramadol abuse addiction sweeping Egypt as part of the world’s growing opioid crisis

By freelance correspondent Walt Curnow Posted May 05, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Kerim was accused of drug dealing last year, pictured here in his house in Old Cairo. (ABC News: Hamada Elrasam) Related Story: Every Tuesday is execution day in Egypt Related Story: Egypt’s women fight harassment on the street and …

Nobel Prize in Literature to be scrapped in response to sex abuse allegations within Swedish Academy

Nobel Prize in Literature to be scrapped in response to sex abuse allegations within Swedish Academy

Updated May 04, 2018 18:24:25 The Nobel Prize in Literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within the ranks of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a …

Performing arts school trio: Supporters of accused of child sexual abuse refused bail

Performing arts school trio: Supporters of accused of child sexual abuse refused bail

Updated May 04, 2018 17:40:39 Dozens of people packed into a Sydney court to show their support for three women linked to a performing arts school in regional New South Wales and accused of sexually abusing three young boys. Therese Ann Cook, 58, Yyani Cook-Williams, 30, and Clarissa Meredith, 23, …