How the Media is Reporting the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse
ABC’s Lateline program produced this story on The Commission’s hearing into abuse at the St Ann’s school in Adelaide. A paedophile bus driver preyed on up to 30 children in an incomprehensible act. St Ann’s was a special needs school, the students powerless to the abuse with an inability to speak or verbally communicate.
Former Bishop of Toowoomba William Morris speaks out against his former colleagues, strongly condemning the church and its reprehensible negligence. Morris was extricated from the catholic church after helping to secure compensation totalling 3 million dollars for victims of sexual abuse in his area.
Abuse victim Wilma Robb courageously presents to the Royal Commission with her story. This video gives a good insight into the process that victims can expect when delivering evidence. Wilma’s passionate delivery is an inspiration to us all.
Emma Hannigan from SBS World News interviews “Dawn” – a child sexual abuse victim from a state run institution in NSW. She gives an emotional account of her courageous battle in Parramatta Girls Home. You’ll be shocked by her revelations.
Sky News deliver an overview of the enquiry into the Catholic Church’s response to teacher Gerard Burns’ sexual abuse of 13 girls at a Toowoomba Primary School. The details emerging of the nature of Burns’ crimes defy belief.
Fay Hillary’s heartbreaking account of her hellish experience at Parramatta Girls. It’s difficult not to break into tears as Fay explains the depth of pain.