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Royal Commision in Australia investigating religions re child abuse.

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by oneonewasaracecar, Oct 3, 2015.

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  1. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/

     
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    This Royal Commission is into the institutional responses to child abuse. It is common knowledge that these abuses happened - the commission is looking at the extent of the abuse and how internal reports are dealt with by the institution.

    Several groups have come to the commission's attention including the Catholic Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, The Salvation Army. These groups have had representatives appear at the commission to speak, answer questions and be accountable. This is how it should be in a civilised society so that ways can be changed.

    One group conspicuous by their absence is the Church of Scientology. A high official Jan Eastgate was recently scheduled to appear in court to face two counts of perverting the course of justice by advising members including the victim to not report an episode of child sexual abuse to the authorities. According to scriptural procedures, records were lost and the perpetrator was given an international transfer after which proceedings mysteriously ended. The institutional response of Scientology to child abuses is appalling and they are not being held accountable .


     
  3. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    So - has anyone actually contacted the Commission and asked them these questions? I think that would be a great job for 'poons from the Hive Mind.:yes:
     
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    I don't know if the contact has to come from the people involved. If so, the commission does hold private hearings with the abused person. But making the complaint can be a tough decision in such controlling groups.

    Stay quiet
    vs
    complain and never be allowed to speak to your family​

    Pretty abusive system right there.