Royal Commission has so many cases…

Daily Telegraph

Royal Commission has so many cases to hear it must sit for three years


One in four abusers are members of the clergy or religious order
Justice McClellan asks to extend its deadline to the end of 2017

THE child sex abuse royal commission needs another two years and $104 million to do its job, Commissioner Peter McClennan has said in the first of its long-awaited reports.

There have been more than 1000 individual institutions reported to the commission, with more than one in four child abusers being members of the clergy or religious orders.

The Catholic church was the worst culprit, with 68 per cent of abuse claims out of all the religious instutitions reported.

The commission estimated a shocking one in three girls and one in seven boys in Australia will be victims of some form of child sexual abuse in their lifetime.

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