Former Bendigo Student Pursuing Compensation for Historic Sexual Abuse

August 3, 2023 9:20 am in by
Photo: St Vincent’s College 1956 by Catherine McAuley College.

The old St Vincent’s College in Bendigo is among nearly 200 schools across the state being targeted by former students pursuing compensation claims for historic sexual abuse.

Experts say this is likely given 34 other state primary schools face claims from one law firm alone – Arnold Thomas & Becker Lawyers.

GEORGIA SNEDDON from Arnold Thomas and Becker says some of the cases date back decades.

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A spokeswoman for Premier Daniel Andrews said he would “make a formal apology in parliament on the government’s behalf to survivors of abuse in government schools”.