Today’s media update leads with calls for an independent inquiry into child abuse by clergy in the Catholic church in Victoria. The calls follow the recent extension of the reporting deadline for the Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry (late Jan. 2012), and reports that the Inquiry may examine aspects of abuse within religious organisations.
Mandatory reporting, and speaking up about suspected abuse also feature.
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Calls for independent inquiry
- Child abuse and the church: no more excuses, The Age, Editorial, 14 October 2011
- Clergy victims need justice now, The Age, 14 October 2011
Mandatory reporting, speaking up about suspected abuse
- Teacher has no recall of meeting, The Age, 14 October 2011
- Expert urges to be alert for pedophile behaviour, The Courier, 13 October 2011
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