Fred Nile welcomes Anglican Diocese paedophile probe

ABC News

Christian Democrat MP Fred Nile has applauded probes into Newcastle’s Anglican Diocese, amid allegations of several paedophile networks.

Earlier this month, the ABC aired allegations about widespread paedophile networks involving politicians, senior businessmen, doctors, lawyers and teachers.

Christian Democrats MP Fred Nile said abuse by clergy in the Hunter has been on his radar for many years.

“I think these paedophiles have infiltrated into every area where they have access to children, and that obviously applies to the church,” he said.

He previously used parliamentary privilege to raise concerns about Anglican paedophiles preying on boys at children’s homes, alleging they were involved in a wider paedophile ring.

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