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 PM to Offer Apology to Abuse Survivirs
Charles
 Posted: Feb 8 2018, 03:03 PM
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Child abuse survivors to be offered apology from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

Karen Sweeney | AAP
Thursday, 8 February 2018 8:40AM


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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse by the end of the year.

"As a nation, we must mark this occasion in a form that reflects the wishes of survivors and that affords them the dignity to which they were entitled as children, but which was denied to them by the very people who were tasked with their care," Mr Turnbull told parliament on Thursday.

Providing an update on the government's response to the royal commission report released in mid-December, Mr Turnbull said a survivor-focused reference group will be appointed to advise on the form and content of the apology.

"Reading some of the witness statements, it is clear that being heard and being believed means so much to the survivors," Mr Turnbull said.

"Three words - 'I believe you' - coming after years, decades, of authorities' denial of responsibility."

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten suggested the government host an event at Parliament House to thank and recognise survivors.

The government will roll out a redress scheme for survivors from July 1. One was recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Mr Turnbull urged the states, territories and non-government organisations not to delay signing up to the scheme, saying only maximum participation would allow it to be successful.

He will discuss the scheme with state and territory leaders at the Council of Australian Governments Meeting in Canberra on Friday.

The chair of the parliamentary committee overseeing the national response to the inquiry, Senator Derryn Hinch, said he was holding his fire on any criticism of the states and churches.

"If the states and the institutions haven't signed up in the next three weeks I will unload like you've never heard before," Senator Hinch said, adding extra pressure was needed on NSW and Victoria.

The government has already provided $52.1 million for administration and initial counselling costs.

"I'm looking at NSW and Victoria, especially," Senator Hinch said in Canberra on Thursday.

Liberal senator Linda Reynolds is confident of bipartisan support for the scheme.

"There is nothing more important for any of this parliament, and state parliaments in particular, than to ensure our children are safe," she said.

As part of its other responses to the royal commission's recommendations, the federal government has already changed statutory limitations periods where the commonwealth is a defendant.

It has also developed a nationally-agreed set of principles to make organisations safer for children and begun work on a national database to share "working with children" data.


https://thewest.com.au/politics/federal-politics/child-abuse-survivors-to-be-offered-apology-from-prime-minister-malcolm-turnbull-ng-b88738275z

The words. "I believe you." are far more powerful than an apology. Especially when the apology comes from someone who isn't directly responsible for the victims' suffering.

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 Posted: Feb 8 2018, 03:25 PM
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Why would Turnbull give an apology unless the RC failed to do it job. Other than that if there is any further judgements to hand out take it up with the courts.
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 Posted: Feb 8 2018, 03:31 PM
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Was he part of it ? Wait a pollies apologies wow Get barnaby to do it Spruiking on about family values he denied it all lied to the voters

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These days public apologies just roll lightly off the tongue, a lot of them mean nothing. A lot of public apologies are forced, so once again don’t mean it’s genuine. Some “celebrity” types are made to apologise for something which is none of the public’s business (Tiger Woods et al). http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif
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do not apologize for me i was not part of it Were you? don,t you dare liar

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Just more touchie-feely idiocy. Sooooweee.

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QUOTE (Flin @ Feb 9 2018, 10:28 AM)
Just more touchie-feely idiocy.  Sooooweee.

Sadly, I think you are right Flin.

As a lady representing victims said yesterday, an apology is nice but it will mean nothing if the mechanism to provide redress for the victims is not a priority.....and frankly I just don't see that happening.....those responsible for the abuse will never have to pay a cent in compensation.

Time to remove their charity status and make them pay tax.

It would be nice if Turnbull gave some credit to Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard for setting up the Royaly Commission, but he won't do that.

It's all about Malcolm looking good and 'statesmanlike'. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/Smiley_winknod.gif


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And why did Gillard set it up Bill?

I'll give you a hint.

Abbott is a Catholic. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

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QUOTE (scepo @ Feb 9 2018, 06:22 PM)
And why did Gillard set it up Bill?

I'll give you a hint.

Abbott is a Catholic.  http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

Whaaaat ! Are you saying that Abbott would NOT have set up a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse ??

You're probably correct scepo - that would be why he cut $40 Million from their budget. I wonder why he did that ?

I'll give you a hint - Abbott is a Catholic. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/lbill.gif

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Bill why was abbott not hanged for sedition ,he is not much better than the rest
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