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Australian Prime Minister Apologies To Victims Of Institutional Child Sex Abuse

It is the first national apology on behalf of the federal government since a major report published last year showed the problem was rampant in Australia's Catholic Church and other institutions.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in May. Morrison apologized to hundreds of victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions on Monday. Source: Mark Nolan

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a national apology Monday on behalf of the government to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse — the first such official statement since a major report last year showed the problem was rampant in Australia.

"Today, as a nation, we confront our failure to listen, to believe,

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