Child abuse survivor worries community ‘fatigued’ by issue

ABC News

By David Marchese

A child abuse survivor says his biggest fear is that the momentum generated by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will dissipate, stopping any meaningful reform.

Peter Gogarty was abused by a Catholic priest in the New South Wales Hunter region as a child and now spends his time advocating for other survivors.

He will address a hearing of the royal commission beginning in Sydney today.

The hearing is examining issues raised in a consultation paper on criminal justice that has been prepared by the royal commission.

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