Australia Child Abuse inquiry releases final report


The inquiry into sexual abuse in Australia may have taken five years but a final report has been released.

The inquiry has found that institutions had “seriously failed” to protect children.

Australia’s highest form of public inquiry – the royal inquiry is said to have heard more than 8 000 testimonies from abuse victims.

According to BBC, the report has called on the Catholic Church to overhaul it’s celibacy rules.

“Tens of thousands of children have been sexually abused in many Australian institutions. We will never know the true number,” the report read.

More than 2500 allegations of sexual abuse since 2013 have been referred to the authorities to by the royal commission.

Speaking on the findings Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said a “national tragedy” has been uncovered.