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Old 14th November 2017, 08:37 PM
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I said the same in the comments section and the moderator declined to post it.
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Sex abuse royal commission: Townsville Christian high school closing doors over safety concerns

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Shalom Christian College in Townsville is shutting down its secondary and boarding schools, saying it is in the "best interests of our students".

The north Queensland college was criticised during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse for its handling of the sexual assault of a 14-year-old-girl in 2006.

The commission heard she was assaulted by four boys behind a classroom at the school, when the students were supposed to be in the boarding house.

The Uniting Church, which operates the school, told the royal commission it did not receive enough government funding to keep its students safe.
So, primary-only from here on, because it's easier to prevent or discredit the testimony of littlies?
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Justice Peter McClellan says Police had an ‘understanding’ to protect churches from scandal

Posted on 21 November 2017 by Peter Menadue
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POLICE in Sydney and Melbourne had an “understanding..for many years” about protecting church figures accused of child sex allegations, royal commission chair Justice Peter McClellan will say in a speech in Melbourne on Tuesday. This is an article written by award winning journalist Joanne McCarthy

The police “understanding” reflected a broader view that the community would suffer if its “pillars” were exposed as criminals, Justice McClellan will say based on evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about police handling of institutional child sex allegations.

“Assumed stability of society was seen to be more important than the protection of the child or justice for children through the prosecution of offenders,” Justice McClellan will tell the Centre for Behavioural Science in a speech titled ‘Rights’ and ‘Wrongs’.

In one of his strongest and most personally revealing speeches, delivered one month before the royal commission presents its final report, Justice McClellan will recount how it is “impossible not to share the anger” many survivors feel because of the extent of the institutional betrayal.

“The failure to protect children has not been limited to institutions providing services to children. Some of our most important state instrumentalities have failed,” he will say.
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This, people, is what exemptions from the rules for "religious freedom" bring you.

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