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Australian PM: 'Child abuse always heartbreaking'

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children.

The move followed pressure from lawmakers amid police claims the Roman Catholic Church had concealed evidence of paedophile priests.

The inquiry will look at religious groups, non-government organisations and state-care providers as well as government agencies.

  • 12 Nov 2012
  • From the section Asia