May 16, 2006

SA Anglican Church to reduce services to fund payout


The Anglican Church in South Australia is planning to cut back its services to fund a $4 million payout to sexual abuse victims.

After months of negotiation, the lawyer leading a class action against the church says a settlement is just weeks away.

Peter Humphries represents 36 people who were allegedly abused by church worker Robert Brandenburg.

Mr Humphries says more claims against the church are yet to be settled.

"We have about 40 claims that are made against persons other than Brandenburg within the Anglican Church, other churchmen and Boys Society leaders or clergy, a collection of individuals, some accounting for multiple abuse."

Posted by kshaw at May 16, 2006 06:55 AM