Gillard pressured to investigate Catholic Church

Gillard pressured to investigate Catholic Church

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is facing mounting pressure to announce a Royal Commission into child sex abuse within the Catholic Church.

It comes after NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced a special commission of inquiry last week, following revelations a police investigator had hard evidence of allegations of abuse in the NSW Hunter Region.

The Greens, as well as Independents Tony Windsor and Craig Thomson are urging the Prime Minister to consider a national inquiry.

Greens Leader Christine Milne says they will take action in the Senate to address the issue, but the government and the church need to step up and take action.

Meanwhile today, a Victorian victims support group is expected give a state government inquiry, a list of 18 pedophiles who were moved between parishes, but continued to offend.

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