Former governor-general Peter Hollingworth slammed for sex abuse evidence to Brisbane Inquiry

The Courier-Mail

Staff writers, News Corp Australia Network

SEX abuse survivors want former governor-general Peter Hollingworth to lose his $500,000-a-year pension for “misleading” a sex abuse inquiry.

The Australian reports that sex abuse survivors believe findings announced in February by the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have been brushed over.

Those findings include that he misled the Brisbane Inquiry into sexual abuse back in December 2002 when he was governor-general.

Dr Hollingworth, the Anglican Church’s former archbishop of Brisbane, is said to have misled the inquiry about his contact with those who had brought the molestation claims to his attention in the 1990s.

He had knowledge of the chances of further abuse by serial-offending priest, John Elliot, but let him continue in the parish and retire with benefits.

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