Australia offers rare national apology to victims of child sex abuse
Updated : October 22, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The gesture followed a five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse that delved into more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct, most of them at religious and state-run institutions responsible for keeping children safe.
"Today, as a nation, we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice," Morrison told lawmakers in the Australian capital, Canberra.
Expressions of national regret such as Monday's are reserved for egregious misdeeds in which the state has played a role.