The Royal Commission into the abuse of children which is due to start in Melbourne tomorrow , is having trouble dealing with the number of people who want to give evidence.
STEVE CANNANE, PRESENTER: THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE ABUSE OF CHILDREN GETS UNDERWAY IN MELBOURNE TOMORROW.
MANY HOPE THE SCALE OF ABUSE WILL BE REVEALED.
THERE ARE ALREADY CLAIMS THOUGH THAT THE COMMISSION ISN’T COPING WITH PEOPLE CONTACTING OT TO GIVE EVIDENCE
HAMISH FITZSIMMONS REPORTS
HAMISH FITZSIMMONS, REPORTER: With the opening statements now only hours away, the royal commission carries the hopes of many.
STEPHEN WOODS, ABUSE SURVIVOR: I really want to see this royal commission being used for what it should be and that’s to heal so much of Australia.
HAMISH FITZSIMMONS: Stephen Woods and two of his siblings were sexually assaulted over years at schools in Ballarat. He says the royal commission has encouraged many victims to speak for the first time.
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