April 3, 2013
A national inquiry into child sex abuse has opened in the Australian city of Melbourne, with more than 5,000 people expected to provide evidence of “abuse and consequential trauma”.
PM Julia Gillard has warned that the commission will unearth “some very uncomfortable truths”.
She said that its opening was an “important moral moment” for Australia.
The inquiry will look at religious groups, NGOs and state care providers as well as government agencies.