Saturday, 19 January 2013

Sex Abuse Inquiries

We know it has been difficult for many people to give evidence before the Victorian
 Parliamentary Inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other non government organisations.  It would be sensible if those who would like their evidence, which they gave to the Victorian Inquiry, passed onto the Royal Commission could have that done for them. Obviously some people would like the opportunity to give evidence again.  For those for whom this will be an onerous task it would be good if the State and Federal authorities worked out how transcripts and submissions could be passed between them.
Many of the submissions to the inquiry and transcripts of public hearings are available now online.  The two inquiries are a great opportunity for victims who want to speak out to do so.  However, it is also in their interests that the processes do not cause unneccessary trauma.

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