Scott Morrison issues national apology to victims and survivors of child sex abuse

Mail Online | 10/22/2018 | Australian Associated Press
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia must acknowledge the long and painful journey of sexually abused children and say sorry.

Hundreds of survivors have come to Canberra on Monday to hear a national apology to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse exposed in a royal commission.

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'Today as a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice ... we say sorry,' Mr Morrison told parliament.

He said it was a day to confront key questions: 'Why weren't the children of our nation loved, nurtured and protected? Why was their trust betrayed?

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'Why did those who know cover it up? Why were the cries of children and parents ignored? Why was our system of justice blind to injustice? Why has it taken so long to act? Why were other things more important than this, the care of innocent children? Why didn't we believe?'

He said nothing could be done to right the wrongs inflicted on children.

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'Even after a comprehensive royal commission, which finally enabled the voices to be heard and the silence...
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