The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse had its first hearing in Sydney today. It’s a victory for child sexual abuse claimants, who after years of being ignored, believe the Royal Commission has the power to not only legitimise the telling of their stories, but to finally bring those responsible into the public eye.
Under the spotlight – Scouts Australia, the Department of Family and Community Services, the Hunter Aboriginal Children’s Service and its former head, Steven Larkins. The public hearing in Sydney can be webcast at the official website of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Rachel Worsley reports for The Wire, national current affairs show broadcast on the community radio network for 2ser 107.3FM. Broadcast 16 September 2013.