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Australia’s example in healing the sexually abused

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Australian Prime Minister has set up the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse. Essentially, it is a truth panel that seeks to give victims a formal voice. The commission’s main goal is not compensation but rather acknowledgement with the hopeful promise to not let these atrocities repeat themselves. Five-thousand Australians are expected to be heard by the panel of six. Since many of the abuses took place in institutions such as churches, schools and detention centers, the prime minister feels an institutional approach to healing is appropriate.