Oct 22, 2018

Australia sexual abuse: National apology delivered to victims

EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. The inquiry, which concluded last December, heard more than 8,000 testimonies from victims about abuse in organisations such as churches, schools and sports clubs. Support groups said victims and their supporters had travelled from around the nation to hear the apology. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE. Victims are eligible to apply for payments of up to A$150,000 each. In August, the Catholic Church formally rejected one recommendation made by the inquiry that priests should be forced to report sexual abuse disclosed during confession.

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