Abuse victim wants govt explanation

Australian Teacher Magazine

PERTH, April 30 – A man who was left for weeks without treatment for broken bones while in the care of Christian Brothers at a Western Australia orphanage says the federal government neglected its responsibility to child migrants.

Giving evidence at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Edward Delaney says he was told by a priest he would be forgiven for being raped by a brother if he said three Hail Mary’s.

When Delaney was 14, he fell while working at St Joseph’s Farm and Trade School, Bindoon.

“For two weeks I cried with the pain and finally when we were staying at Moore River (the Christian Brothers holiday home) I was crying so much I was taken to Royal Perth hospital.

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