The Tasmanian Education Department’s predominant response to child sexual abuse complaints has for decades been to ignore students, shield abusers and protect itself from legal, financial and reputational risks, an inquiry has found.
The Tasmanian government has released the findings and recommendations from an independent inquiry into responses to child sexual abuse in government schools announced last August, prior to a commission of inquiry being established.
It was conducted by professors Stephen Smallbone and Tim McCormack, who made 20 recommendations, which the government has fully accepted…
“We have found it deeply disturbing that, as concerns, complaints and ineffectual responses literally piled up in DoE’s records, serial abusers like Harington and LeClerc were not just allowed to keep teaching for decades, but that DoE leaders and others so wilfully disregarded the obvious risks and harms to students,” the professors said.
It would also be worth investigating the role played by Labor-aligned unions in protecting molester members over the past, say, 50 years. I’m sure Anthony Albanese will make it a priority.
Yes, on what planet does not being able to get married mean it’s open season on small boys. And curiously, not small girls?
Fact is there was a mob of homosexual rock spiders that entered seminaries in the 70s.
Not sure that public schools recruited from seminaries?
I remember a leftist academic at the time of the Pell HC appeal using tortuous, inane logic to assert that priests who molested boys were not actually homosexual (because we can’t blame them for illegal, homosexual acts!), but “straight men” who just did it it because of “whatever”!
When Gerard Henderson was still allowed to appear on ABC Insiders, he would reduce David Marr to foaming rage by pointing out the high proportion of victims who were teenage boys.
The truth does hurt and enrage leftists, John.