The Daily Mail speaks out on behalf of the Australian victims – at least occasionally – albeit not enough to make a difference in the UK (yet):
- The Australia-wide commission is looking into allegations of child sex abuse in state and religious institutions as well as community groups.
- Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the commission in November in the face of a string of sexual abuse accusations against priests and claims of a Roman Catholic Church cover-up.
- The government has offered free legal advice to people who want to make submissions to the inquiry before public hearings begin after September.
Australia took the lead with another Royal Commission in 1996: when investigating New South Wales Police, the result was corruption, reform and paedophilia…
- on 28th March #paedobritain was trending on Twitter for more than eight hours which gave rise to this article in the Huffington Post: From Paedogeddon to #paedobritain: it’s not a joke any more
- a comment on this NeedleBlog promises ‘big news’ in some months in the UK
- this spotlight on historic child abuse: the past on trial has had over 100,000 visitors since February 2013!
- COMING SOON: ‘Historical Perspectives on Child Sexual Abuse, Part 1′ by Dr. Yorick Smaal (history-compass.com)
- Australia launches national child sex abuse inquiry (vietnamnews.vn)
- Royal commission: victims to speak, for as long as it takes (crikey.com.au)
- Australia opens national child abuse inquiry (updatednews.ca)
- Australia braces for ‘uncomfortable truths’ in national child sex abuse inquiry (rawstory.com)
- Coming Out About Child Sexual Abuse (failedmessiah.typepad.com)