Child Abuse Inquiry To Include Submissions From Children Sent To Australia

Researching Reform

In a very welcome move, the nation’s Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse has decided to look into what happened to children taken from their parents and sent to Australia and Canada between 1920 and 1970.

Researching Reform has been quietly campaigning for this particular event to be investigated and in March 2015 we wrote to Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse urging them to look into the thousands of children who arrived from England only to be left homeless, and all too often rounded up by religious institutions who went on to sexually and physically abuse them for decades.

We sent the Royal Commission an email outlining the details and included a link to a speech made by  Lord Blackheath, a peer in the House of Lords, who was himself part of the emigration movement at the time, organising for these children to leave England and be transported…

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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One Response to Child Abuse Inquiry To Include Submissions From Children Sent To Australia

  1. artmanjosephgrech says:

    It is good to see the Statutory Inquiry stretching the terms of reference as a means of establishing the what happened and why in such as thorough and comprehensive manner and also the opportunity to ensure as many victims as possible will be covered in the Truth project. Colin Smart

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