Boost for sex abuse probe
24th July 2012
Updated 1st August 2012
A sex abuse inquiry into the Catholic Church and other religious organisations will be boosted by the appointment of several new staff.
The Baillieu government this afternoon announced a senior legal adviser, a senior former policeman and a community engagement officer would be among the new positions.
In total, six new staff plus an unspecified number of counsellors will be hired.
The government said today that appointments to the roles were imminent but had not been finalised.
The cross-party committee conducting the inquiry must report to Parliament within nine months, raising concerns it is behind schedule.
There have also been concerns the inquiry will be underfunded, but the government has repeatedly said it will provide whatever resources are needed.
Comment from CLAN:
It doesn't matter how many people are on the pay roll of this Victorian Inquiry.
While it continues to exclude people who were abused and used in the 17 state run Victorian orphanages and children's Homes, it's a farce.
We call it the Clayton's Inquiry!!
Please end the discrimination Premier Baillieu!