Below are some historical news articles about the existence of satanic cults in Australia. However, recently a whistleblower by the name of Deborah Robinson has come forward alleging they still exist in places like Lismore and that they involve prominent people. (Please note that the article below this video, published in the Canberra Times in 1991, lists Lismore as one of the areas of concern, where people were making complaints to social welfare groups and other agencies about satanic practices).

Deborah was a dance teacher at a NSW primary school, and tried to blow the whistle on child abuse that she witnessed. A few days after her mandatory report, she alleges she was brutally sexually assaulted and that the perpetrators included two of the fathers, whom she had named as the abusers of the children. She has since been charged for making false allegations and faces a lengthy prison sentence.

Watch Part 1 of Deborah's story in the video above, as she told it at an event on the Central Coast NSW, on 27th September 2023. (It is slow to start as Deborah was nervous, but she makes some horrific allegations).

  • Part 2 is available on Rumble. To continue listening to Deborah's explosive allegations, click here.
  • To listen to a recorded phone conversation between Deborah and a witness, who corroborates a lot of what Deborah has alleged, click here.

1991 'Canberra Times' Article: Satanic cults in NSW towns

"SYDNEY: Satanic cults involved in cannibalism, mass murder, pack rape and child abuse may be operating in at least 14 NSW towns.

NSW police said last night that reports of satanic abuse would be investigated and urged the public to come forward with any information.

The announcement followed a Channel Ten news report on an Australia-wide satanic organisation allegedly involved in rapes, cannibalistic rituals and child abuse.

The report said complaints about satanic practices had been received by social welfare groups and other agencies in Tamworth, Dubbo, Penrith, Wollongong, Newcastle, Taree, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Bega, Wagga, Goulburn, Port Macquarie, Glen Innes and Nowra.

The cult was said to operate Australia-wide, and allegedly involves high-profile figures in the law, medicine, the media, police and academia."

SOURCE: Canberra Times Article

2015: Brisbane Grammar counsellor ritually abused students, Royal Commission told

The Guardian
4 November 2015

A counsellor at a prestigious Queensland private school ritually hypnotised students before masturbating them, slapping them in the face and putting acupuncture needles in one child’s genitals, the royal commission into institutional responses to child sex abuse has heard. The scores of alleged victims of Kevin Lynch at Brisbane Grammar school included a boy who was sexually abused in a grief counselling session given after learning his father had committed suicide… 

One alleged victim of Lynch, known only as BQK, told the commission that the counsellor’s “treatment [was] built around his convincing me that I could harness the power of my orgasms to gain an edge” in studies and sport. “He would regularly masturbate me to the point of ejaculation and sometimes would make me ingest my own semen,” he said. Lynch also slapped the boy in the face to “psyche me up about winning a metaphorical race”. “Other times he would use acupuncture needles and put them into my testicles or stick his thumb in my anus,” BQK said. BQK told the commission he “assumed this was a normal treatment method” and did not appreciate he had been seriously abused until “well into my adult life”. 

He said he could not understand why Grammar staff had not questioned why Lynch operated out of a room that had two heavy, soundproof doors, red and green light signals controlling student access, and had significant stocks of tissues and towels, which he used to wipe up semen. The room was set up as a “sick conveyer belt of victims for Lynch”, he said…
SOURCE: The Guardian Article

2009: Chanting, spells and sex orgies at St Stanislaus College

“A priest chanting "hypnotic" spells in tongues,” describes a survivor. Satanic Ritual abuse is not always termed by the media and police, however clearly these perpetrators used repetition, spells and ceremony as they attacked boarders twice weekly at a NSW School

"They got a group between eight and 12 of us together and they'd just start chanting and I would wake up during these sessions and see what was going on," he said.

"It was like an orgy."

"You'd pass out ... they spoke in tongues ... “

“the police investigation into allegations of rampant paedophilia, was the largest historic case ever handled by the Department of Public Prosecutions.

“Bathurst had more perpetrators of child sexual abuse than Geelong Grammar, Knox in Sydney and Church of England Boys Society,”

“Yet they all held public hearings.” Retired Bathurst journalist Terry Jones says “he can’t believe” the Royal Commission investigating Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will not hold an open public inquiry into any of the abuse which occurred at St Stanislaus’ College, The Scots School or All Saints’ College.

Mr Jones said he also wants to know why Bathurst is any different to Geelong, Sydney and Newcastle where the commission had publicly exposed the perpetrators.

The Royal Commission declined a public hearing in Bathurst where survivors would be able to be heard and make submissions citing “there were ongoing criminal proceedings which could be prejudiced."

The article above has recently been removed from for unknown reasons.
Here is an an alternate article on these allegations.

2008: Abuse at St Stanislaus College "Involved Night Orgies"

ORGIES involving up to 60 schoolboys, priests and teachers are among allegations levelled at former staff members of a NSW Catholic boarding school.

The Australian
28th August 2008

The Seven Network last night reported claims that nine former teachers and priests from St Stanislaus College in Bathurst, in eastern NSW, had committed sexual abuse on students during "hypnotic" night prayer services in the 1980s.

An alleged victim, whose identity was withheld for legal reasons, said the number of victims involved in the encounters had grown over time.

Unfortunately, the above Canberra Times article isn't the only time there there have been reports about ritualistic child sexual abuse. Here is an article that was published on September 16, 2009.

"It started out on a one-on-one basis and then in small groups of between eight and 12, and then on one occasion there was a large group of at least 60."

St Stanislaus headmaster John Edwards yesterday said he was served with a search warrant last month that named three former staff.

"There were three former staff members who were listed on the search warrant, but only one of them had the word 'accused' next to their name," Mr Edwards said.

The accused is a 65-year-old former Catholic priest who served at the school and now faces 33 charges relating to sexual assault and gross acts of indecency on juveniles aged between 10 and 18.

Detective Superintendent Michael Goodwin of Chifley Local Area Command yesterday said police were investigating the claims of 13 alleged victims, but he could not say how many former staff members were under investigation.

Police initially identified five victims when the investigations began last August, with a further eight coming forward after the priest was arrested in May.

There was no suggestion any of the alleged offenders remained at the school.

"The allegations centre around the period of 1970 to the early 1980s. So, at this stage, all the inquiries are at least over 20 years old," Superintendent Goodwin said.

Some media reports said as many as 40 former students had come forward with claims of abuse at the hands of school staff.

The Daily Telegraph yesterday published interviews with alleged victims that claimed boys at the school were subjected to sexual abuse during night prayer sessions and were sometimes forced to abuse each other in orgies.

"They got a group of between eight and 12 of us together and they'd just start chanting and I would wake up during these sessions and see what was going on," one of the alleged victims said. "It was like an orgy."

Superintendent Goodwin would not comment on claims made in the article, saying it was a "sensitive investigation".

He urged other victims to contact police. "I'd imagine it would be very hard for anyone that's subject to these sort of things to come forward," he said.

"NSW Police Force will be providing every form of support we possibly can to make the process for them as trouble-free as possible."

Hetty Johnston, of the Bravehearts sexual abuse victims support group, supported the plea.

SOURCE: The Australian Article

2006: Cult fights claims of child sacrifice

The Age
November 22, 2006

An anti-child-sex campaigner accused an occult religious group of hosting parties at which naked children acted as waiters and at which members had sex with and murdered children, a tribunal was told yesterday.  The obscure group Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) claims Dr Reina Michaelson and the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program described it in a website article as a satanic cult that sacrificed children and ate their organs and blood.  It has complained under Victoria’s religious hatred law that Dr Michaelson and her organisation vilified OTO members, causing revulsion, ridicule, hatred and contempt.

According to OTO’s statement of complaint, Dr Michaelson said it was not a religion but a child pornography and pedophile ring, that its members practised trauma-based mind control, sexual abuse and satanic rituals to discourage its victims from complaining to the authorities, and that it condoned kidnapping street children and babies and children from orphanages for sex and sacrifice in religious rituals.

The case began at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal yesterday, but was adjourned to today to allow a last-ditch attempt to settle out of court.  The article, still accessible on a website run from NSW, suggests senior politicians and television celebrities are part of a top-level paedophile ring and have been protected by some police.  It says some members of the ring pretended to support Dr Michaelson’s campaign and became board members of her group to subvert it from within.

Adam Paszkowski, for Dr Michaelson, who was named Young Australian of the Year in 1997 for founding the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, said the article was published on the website “without her knowledge or consent or authority.”  Dr Michaelson last year called for a royal commission to investigate her claims that Victoria Police did not properly investigate paedophile ring allegations.  Earlier complaints led to a report by the police ombudsman in 2004 that was highly critical of two senior detectives.

OTO members follow a religion known as Thelema, founded by occultist Aleister Crowley.

SOURCE: The Age Article

2006: Priest did ritual killing

The Courier Mail
May 26, 2006

"A CATHOLIC priest took part in satanic murders and rituals that included child sexual abuse.

The Catholic Church's Melbourne Archdiocese has accepted claims about the rituals as "substantially true" and paid $33,000 compensation to a man who was a victim of the rituals as a child.

The archdiocese's independent sexual abuse investigator, barrister Peter O'Callaghan, QC, described the details of the ritualised murders and sexual abuse provided by the victim as "extraordinary".

" . . . but I have no reason or justification for doubting his credibility," Mr O'Callaghan said in a letter to the victim's lawyers in 2000.

Earlier during a formal interview with the victim, Mr O'Callaghan said he was satisfied the man was telling the truth.

"I see no reason why I shouldn't accept what you say," he said. "Amazing as it is, I accept it."

The Melbourne Archdiocese's Vicar General, Monsignor Les Tomlinson, said that Mr O'Callaghan told Victorian police about the allegations when he first learned of them in 1999. He was told that the victim had already notified police that he had been sexually abused and was a witness to murder.

The police advised that inquiries had been made with the homicide squad and their missing persons records and intelligence were unable to confirm the allegations and that there was no current investigation into the matter, Monsignor Tomlinson said.

In a sworn statement given to the archdiocese, the victim said he was first abused by the priest in Melbourne in the early 1960s, when he was serving as an altar boy at the Sacred Heart Church in Sandringham.

The priest has since died.

In his statement the 56-year-old victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave details of at least three deaths – a young woman, a young man and a child – that occurred during satanic rituals over a number of years.

Two victims had their throats cut and a third was killed with an axe. Animals were also killed during the ceremonies.

"I have some gruesome memories of killings," the victim said. "I still feel totally overwhelmed and blown away when I recall these incidents. All these memories are extremely traumatic."

Monsignor Tomlinson said he was not aware of any similar allegations having been made to the Melbourne archdiocese.

The independent compensation panel made a $33,000 ex-gratia payment to the victim in 2001 after his claims had been investigated by Mr O'Callaghan. The archdiocese is paying for counselling for the man, who has been diagnosed as suffering from complex post-traumatic stress disorder."

This article can no longer be found on the internet, however a similar article was published by The Age. Click here.

2004: MP's and Police 'in child sex network'

The Australian
9 July 2004

A SOPHISTICATED pedophile network involving former politicians and police has been operating in Victoria since the 1970s, anti-child-abuse campaigners claimed yesterday. Reina Michaelson, head of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program and Bravehearts founder, Hetty Johnston, said victims had told them of an organised child pornography and prostitution network, with links to former MPs and senior police officers.

The claims a paedophile ring was operating under the protection of police, came after the Victorian Ombudsman released a damning report on the conduct of four child sex abuse investigations, leading to a review of the operations of the sexual crimes squad. Two experienced members of the squad will be investigated over their role in the abuse cases, which are being reopened.

The inquiry found the officers failed to adequately examine several child abuse allegations and concluded they may have lied under oath to investigators from the Ombudsman’s office. The Ombudsman found officers from the squad told the Education Department a teacher had been cleared of abuse allegations, despite conducting no investigation into the claims.

In a separate case, a senior detective blamed a 12-year-old girl for encouraging a man who had allegedly abused her and another officer described the victim as “a little slut”.

The Ombudsman’s inquiry followed complaints from Dr Michaelson, who gave a dossier of child abuse cases she claimed had been mishandled, to police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon in late 2001.

Dr Michaelson, supported by Ms Johnston, called for the Ombudsman’s confidential report to be made public, and demanded a royal commission into child sexual abuse and police corruption. “When problems within Victoria Police are shown to have extended into the investigation of serious sex crimes against children, as has been revealed by the Ombudsman’s investigation, it is time for the Victorian Government to act,” she said. Dr Michaelson, a psychologist, said she was working with victims who had witnessed police protection of paedophile rings and had allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of officers.

Ms Johnston said she had met many of the victims, who independently named “high-profile individuals” as members of the organised pedophile network, including “former elected officials”.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Simon Overland, said he would meet Dr Michaelson to discuss her claims. “I am aware allegations have been made in the past about police being responsible for sexual abuse, and obviously if these allegations are made they will be investigated. I don’t care who the perpetrator is, I don’t care if it’s a police officer,” Mr Overland said.

A spokesman for the Bracks Government said anyone with concerns about the conduct of any investigation was “encouraged to refer that matter to the Ombudsman”. Deputy Ombudsman Bob Seamer said the report could not be made public or tabled in parliament because it might identify victims of abuse.

The original article is no longer available online.
The Sydney Morning Herald published a similar article here.

1991: Child sex abuse linked with satanism

In 1991, police in Perth linked Scott Gozenton, a self-professed Satanist, with organised child sexual abuse. His lawyer claimed 13 Satanic covens existed in the area, holding bizarre orgies involving children and that Gozenton had been followed and threatened by "coven" members throughout the court proceedings.

Sydney Morning Herald
13 March 1991

PERTH: Perth police say they have proved a link between organised child sex abuse and devil worship, following the conviction on Monday of a young man on 22 charges of indecent assault and dealing and of evil intent.

The head of WA's child sex abuse unit, Detective-Sergeant Roger Smart, said the conviction of Scott Brian Gozenton demonstrated the link. 

Satanic practices "and the associated abuse perpetrated on children is prevalent in the United States and Britain and no-one can now doubt that the link can be made here", Sergeant Smart said. 

Gozenton, 20, pleaded guilty to all charges and was remanded until April 5 for sentencing after the District Court was told that 13 witchcraft covens operated in Perth. Judge Kennedy was told that Gozenton had been a victim of sex abuse as an eight year-old and had been recruited as a teenager into a satanic cult where adults practised bizarre sex with each other, their own children and teenage recruits. 

The more bizarre and perverse the orgies, the closer cult members felt to the Devil, Gozenton's barrister, Mr Mark Trowell, said. 

"The real villains are those individuals who visited their perversity on this young man," Mr Trowell said. Gozenton was a tragic result of sexual abuse perpetrated by a school caretaker against himself and six other boys for three years. 

Shame prevented him from revealing his "terrible secret" and he became introverted, rebellious and distant from his parents. 

"At the age of 14, he was approached by a school chum about a new family where rebellion was encouraged and someone like this young man could get a sense of belonging," Mr Trowell said. He said the coven was attended by about 20 adults of both sexes, their young children and the teenage recruits. Rituals were both homosexual and heterosexual, he said. 

His client had recognised cult members at earlier hearings but had refused to identify them for fear of reprisals, Mr Trowell said. 

"These evil people kept this young man under their spell and direction for four years while these offences against him were committed. He was instructed to establish a junior coven for the purpose of recruiting junior members from school and the Scout group with which he was associated." 

Mr Trowell said the initiation rituals mostly involved touching of genitals and, apart from three charges of oral sex were "not unduly perverse". The evil design charges related to attempts to recruit others into the cult, where Gozenton had the code name of Death. 

He said Gozenton had been seeking to extricate himself from the satanists, established a stable relationship with a woman, and improved relations with his parents and did not deserve a jail sentence. 

Mr Chris Drew, for the Crown, said the charges against Gozenton were "extremely serious" and that jail was the only option available.
Source: Article.

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