VIC Deed of release sexual abuse Catholic Church

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  1. Melly

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    Hi there

    Was just wondering. If you have signed a deed of release and the other party eg. catholic church just say ' lied and mislead survivors' by saying they had no funding when in actual fact they did because they got caught lying about assets etc.
    Have they broken their contract with me or other survivors?
    Would be good if you can share your thoughts on this.
    Hope i made sense.

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  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member
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    You should look at the results of the recent Royal Commission and see what they said about these deeds of release.

    I know they covered the releases in their report but don't know the substance of the report.
     
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  3. Melly

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    Thanks Rod
    If it was common sense based approach in regards to church lying, I would think that is a fair enough reason to break mine. They have now changed the laws so that you can sue the church. It's just a shame so many of us were forced to sign before the Royal Commission had finished!
    I will look into this.

    Thanks
     
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  4. Tim W

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    Don't trouble yourself.
    I don't see any court upholding an agreement,
    the operative effect of which is,
    to conceal one or more serious offences.
     
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    Hi MartyJ,
    I may be able to assist you with this issue, new amendments have been made to legislation regarding this area of historical child abuse. In 2018 I personally prepared over 150 claims for people like yourself.
    If you are still on this forum or receiving messages feel free to reply and let me know if you still require assistance.
     
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