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Royal Commission Deems Child Abuse National Tragedy

Posted on: Mon 18 Dec 2017

On Friday 15 December, after almost 5 years, the Royal Commission handed over the final report into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The commission says that the extent of child abuse in institutions is a national tragedy.

The report contains 409 recommendations to make institutions safer for children, including calls to the Catholic Church to introduce voluntary celibacy and break the seal of confession.

Senior lecturer in criminology at the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University, Dr Michael Salter, speaks with Tom Mann about the final report and the changes needed to move forward.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image Sourced: Wikimedia Commons


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