Royal commission: 'Some good must come from this,' says Ballarat abuse survivor – video

The Guardian
May 25, 2015

[with video]

A child sexual abuse survivor, Peter Blenkiron, says a 'phoenix must rise from the ashes' of the royal commission. Survivors described physical and mental health problems, as well as difficulties maintaining relationships and employment. Speaking outside the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, he says, 'There've been so many suicides and premature deaths.' Blenkiron is one of almost 20 survivors who have given evidence into the abuse in Ballarat, Victoria


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