Australian organisations unite to right the wrongs of child sexual abuse

Play
Stop
 
 

After the Catholic Church announced it was opting to sign onto the Coalition Government’s National Redress Scheme yesterday, four other government and non-government organisations are joining in to right the wrongdoings of the past.

In a joint press conference with Federal Social Services Minister, Dan Tehan, representatives from the Anglican Church, Scouts Australia, YMCA Australia and the Salvation Army have committed to give support and provide a sense of justice for victims who were sexually abused as young children in their institutions for decades.

Lawyers for some of the victims have welcomed this development, but say more work is needed to meet survivors’ needs.

Download Audio
Thursday, May 31 2018
Produced By Jarad McLoughlin
Featured in storyBishop Stephen Pickard - The Anglican Church of Australia Neville Tomkins - Chief Commissioner, Scouts AustraliaMajor Brad Halse - Communications Director, Salvation ArmyMelinda Crole - Chief Executive Officer, YMCA AustraliaHetty Johnston - Founder and Chair, Bravehearts
Category

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution