Tens of thousands of Australians abused as a child
sydney - Tens of thousands of Australians have been abused during their childhood. This is evident from a large national investigation into child abuse, of which the final report was presented on Friday. In it more than four hundred recommendations are made.
'We will never know the exact number', says the report. 'It is not a case of a few 'bad apples'. Major social institutions have seriously failed. 'More than 2500 reports have been filed with the police and 230 procedures have already started.
According to the report, most of the abuses occurred within religious organizations. Teachers were also often guilty. Although the researchers also note that abuse also took place at sports clubs and other institutions. According to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, a 'national tragedy has been uncovered. '
The reason for the investigation, which started in 2013, is the abuse within the Catholic Church.
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