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Abstract

Extract:

Public apologies have been made. Senate inquiries have been held. Men who were brought to Australia by the governments of Australia and the United Kingdom in the 1950s and raised by the Catholic Church have formed support groups and lobby groups. The Church has initiated the Professional Standards Resource Group to put into practice Towards Healing which describes the principles and procedures for addressing the needs of people who were/are being physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused in the context of Church business. The process may include mediation between the former abused resident and a representative of the Church, leading to agreement.

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