Marist Brothers School

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Marist Brothers Abuse Claims

The Institute of the Marist Brothers is a Catholic religious congregation that has had a presence in Australia for nearly 150 years. In 1872 they opened their first school in New South Wales. Since then, the Marist Brothers have principally been involved in the establishment and operation of numerous primary and secondary schools around Australia. They have taught over 200,000 students since 1984.

In 2014 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that many of the Marist Brothers schools employed and, in some cases, protected brothers and other staff who sexually and physically abused children in their care.

The following are some of the schools that are reported to have history of child sexual abuse:

  • St. Joseph’s College

  • Ashgrove Marist Brothers College

  • Assumption College

  • Red Bend Catholic College

  • St Augustine's Marist Brothers' College

  • Marist Brothers' Newman College

  • Assumption College

  • St Joseph's College

  • Marcellin College

  • Marist Brothers Auburn

  • Chanel College

  • St Gregory’s College

  • Marist Brothers High School Hamilton

  • Marist Brothers Dundas

  • St Joseph's College Masterton

  • Marist Brothers College Eastwood

  • Marist College Canberra

  • Marists Brothers "La Valla" boarding school

  • Marist schools in Parramatta, Pagewood and Randwick

Below those within the Marist Order that have been convicted, charged or investigated with abuse:

  • Brother Thomas ("Patrick") Butler

  • Father Roger Michael Bellemore

  • Brother "Romuald" Cable

  • Br Greg Carter

  • Br David Christian

  • Br John Dyson

  • Marist Brother Stephen Farrell

  • Fr Gregory Ferguson

  • Br Michael Folli

  • Br Raymond Foster

  • Br Terry Gilsenan

  • Br Dominic Gleeson

  • Br Brian Gordon

  • Bede Hampton

  • Br Francis Hesford

  • Brother Kostka

  • Brother "Nestor" Littler

  • Br John Dennis Maguire

  • Br "Denis" Martin

  • Br "Ossie" McNamara

  • Br. "Roland" Moran

  • Br Terry Mulligan

  • Br Ross Murrin

  • Brother "Dominic" O'Sullivan

  • Br Peter Pemble

  • Br. "Gerard" Rush

  • Brother John Skehan

  • Br "Bartholomew" Spratt

  • Br Gregory Sutton

  • Br Colgan Taylor

  • Br Aubrey Tobin

  • Br Geoffrey Veness

  • Br "Bertinus"

  • Br "Celsus" Fahey

  • Brother Cleophas

  • Fr Laurie Gallagher

  • Br "Callixtus" Hogan

  • Br. "Crispin" Hopson

  • Brother Edward Hosey

  • Brother Norman Keyes

  • Br. Leon Mackey

  • Br "Norbert" Mathieson

  • Br. Leon Mackey

  • Br "Laetus" Mennie

  • Brother Don Newton

  • Br Nicholas

  • Br Mark Payne

  • Brother "Roland"

  • Former Test cricket umpire Steve Randell

If someone in a position of trust from a Marist Brother school has inappropriately touched you or sexually assaulted you, you may be entitled to a range of benefits and compensation.

Claims can be made if the abuse happened at school, on church premises owned by the school, or even if the abuse happened at home or private place.

We are Experts in this Field

We get results for you.  We have acted for many hundreds of survivors of Marist Brothers abuse since 2000 and many thousands of survivors of violence.

The vast majority of these claims are managed privately and without the need of a court process.

We have a proud history of fighting successfully for survivors in matters against the Marist Brothers.

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Marist Brothers claims are private and confidential unless you want publicity.  Usually, there is no need to include your family members or friends in the process.   


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