Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Child Sexual Abuse

5:13 pm

Photo of Brian BurstonBrian Burston (NSW, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the statements made by the Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Church's Truth, Justice and Healing Council to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) identifying the extent of the abuse perpetrated by priests and members of religious orders;

(b) is of the opinion that, given the obligations on local bishops to disclose to the Vatican incidents of child sexual abuse, the Catholic Church must be aware of the identities of those perpetrators; and

(c) calls on the Government to request the Apostolic Nuncio, His Excellency Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana to provide a list of those perpetrators, as a gesture of co-operation and responsiveness, to the work of the Royal Commission.


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