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Australia Launches National Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse

World  (tags: children, world, politics, news, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, government )

- 1872 days ago -
Australia launched a sweeping national inquiry Wednesday into the sexual abuse of children, holding its first public hearing in a Melbourne court to start what a government statement called "a healing process for survivors and their families."

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Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:35 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:57 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:32 am
Noted thanks

pam w (139)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:53 am
Hoping for a good outcome...

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:57 pm
"The inquiry follows the revelation last year that hundreds of children had been abused by Roman Catholic clergy in Victoria state since the 1930s. The government was also galvanized by an open letter from a New South Wales police detective who accused the church of concealing abuse."
The whole Roman Catholic Church Child Rape Expose' has hit Australia much later than in the U.S., Ireland, Germany, and other countries.
Who knew there were so many Roman Catholics in Australia? But, a lot of Australians are descended from convicts sent over from Britain, many of whom were Irish...
There is ALSO the matter of Aboriginal Children being mis-treated in schools... I hope that is investigated too.

This Inquiry is MAINLY about the Roman Catholic Church, altho it is not meant to exclude other Institutions...
It was allegations about the Roman Catholic Church that STARTED the process leading to this Inquiry...
I hope they REALLY CRACK DOWN, without fear or favor.....

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 2:47 pm
I commend Australia for this enguiry...i wish them success!!! Thx Cal

Jaime A (52)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:00 pm
Noted thanks.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:36 pm
It will take them up to 3 years for them to hear all of the Victims

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:25 pm
Yay, us. But it should have been done long ago. And I hope it's not going to be an expensive waste of taxpayers money just so the powers-that-be can say, "we investigated", just a pseudo-investigation to appease people without really doing anything concrete. Oh yes, I believe my country does this too sometimes, just like others.

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:08 pm

Elizabeth L (4)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:38 pm
I'm thankful that it is a Royal Commission with all its powers and not just an enquiry.

Jason S (50)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 9:24 pm
Good posting, thanks

Robert O (12)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:15 am
Thanks Cal.

paul m (93)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:38 am


Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:48 am
And it's long overdue.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:02 am
I have treated the victims of child sexual abuse - both clerical and other types. It's a very sad thing and probably a lot more widespread than people realize. If I'm still here, I may be called upon to testify.

. (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:03 am
Did anyone take note of the arrest of the Florida man yesterday? They say he is the man most responsible for child pornography around the world. Presently they have also found children's clothing in the home so more severe charges may be pending.

Janet G (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:32 pm

Natalie S (13)
Saturday April 6, 2013, 11:14 am
Let's hope justice is truly done - better late than never.
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