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Royal Commission rejects claims that WA abuse victims not speaking out

Friday 11 April 2014

Officials from the child abuse Royal Commission have rejected claims that only one person from Western Australia's Kimberley region is willing to give oral testimony to the inquiry. The inquiry's Indigenous engagement officer has been in the region for the past two weeks to encourage survivors to tell their stories. But one NGO claims only one person from an Indigenous community has signed up to speak to the inquiry. But the Royal Commission's CEO Janette Dines says dozens of people are willing to tell their stories, including the children of abuse victims.

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