Anglican Church Slams Move by Rescue Churchie on Child Abuse
By Peter Michael
December 11, 2017
The Anglican Church has slammed a move by Rescue Churchie to disband the School Council over child sex abuse payouts at one of Queensland’s most prestigious private schools.
Church leaders urged anyone with evidence of bogus child sex abuse claims to make an official report to police.
The Anglican Church Grammar School, known as Churchie, in East Brisbane is facing open revolt by a group of Old Boys over a reported $130,000 compensation payment to a convicted killer and conman.
“If anyone has evidence of fraud it should be reported to police,” an Anglican Church spokesman told The Courier-Mail.
“But it is important for survivors of abuse to continue to be encouraged to come forward to report abuse and that all allegations of abuse are taken with the utmost seriousness and investigated.”
Rescue Churchie yesterday launched a social media campaign to replace the Anglican Diocesan Council, the governing body of Churchie, with an autonomous school council.