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Tuesday, 9 September 2003
Page: 14589

To the Honourable Members of the Senate in the Parliament Assembled

The Petition of the undersigned draws attention to the damaging long-term effects to Australian society caused by the sexual assault and abuse of children and the concealment of these crimes within churches, government bodies and other institutions.

Your petitioners ask the Senate, in Parliament to call on the Federal Government to initiate a Royal Commission into the sexual assault and abuse of children in Australia and the ongoing cover-ups of these matters.

by Senator Bartlett (from 19 citizens).