Confessional a problem for commission

By Crispin Hull
Updated April 18 2018 - 12:59pm, first published November 23 2012 - 4:00pm

The royal commission on child sex abuse is going to face major evidentiary and constitutional problems. In announcing the commission, Prime Minister Julia Gillard stressed the evil not only of the abuse itself, but also the cover-up. Indeed, in her eyes, the cover-up seems to be the core reason for the commission.

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