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Primate calls for abuse payouts

by Muriel Porter, Australia Correspondent

Posted: 06 Dec 2013 @ 12:05

THE Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, the Archbishop of Brisbane, Dr Phillip Aspinall, has called for federal laws that would force Churches to compensate victims of sexual abuse.

Giving evidence at a hearing of the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Dr Aspinall said that it would be "much quicker and simpler" for the Anglican Church if there were a "uniform, mandatory compensation scheme" that set the levels of financial ...

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