donderdag, juni 23, 2016

"Don't give up," he said. "Just don't give up." # 40 RCAU

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The public hearing will inquire into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in certain divisions of the Australian Defence Force.


The hearing will be held [in] Sydney.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

1. The experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse of the following institutions operated by the Australian Defence Force (ADF):

a. HMAS Leeuwin in the period 1960 to 1980
b. The Army Apprentice School Balcombe in the period 1970 to 1980, and
c. ADF Cadets in the period 2000 to present.

2. The systems, policies, practices and procedures of the ADF and the ADF Cadets to prevent child sexual abuse, and raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse, in the above listed institutions.       
 3. Any related matters.     

The Age 
A man has detailed how he tried to end his own life after being raped repeatedly as a Navy apprentice in Sydney.

Ken McIlwain, now in his 60s, joined the Navy as a 16-year-old, and was based at the HMAS Nirimba training base in Schofields in the city's west.

He was frequently raped by two men in the early 1970s, sometimes as often as once a week, leaving him with injuries to his backside.

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