Ballarat survivor memorial momentum builds

The Courier

January 5, 2020

By Alex Ford

Since before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, survivors and their supporters have called for a public, permanent acknowledgement and memorial to the people affected in Ballarat.

Several efforts have been made, and have stalled – it’s a complex issue, as while some survivors of clerical abuse want a prominent memorial, for others, it would bring back too many awful memories.

The colourful Loud Fence ribbons attached to many Ballarat institutions across town – from fire stations to primary schools to St Patrick’s Cathedral – remember the people affected by the abuse, including people who have since died.

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