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Australia opens national child abuse inquiry

A national enquiry into child sex abuse has opened in Australia, with more than 5,000 people expected to testify about abuse in places such as churches, sports clubs and orphanages.

Describing the decision to open the inquiry as an "important moral moment", Prime Minister Julia Gillard has warned that the commission will unearth "some very uncomfortable truths".

Nick Bryant reports.

  • 03 Apr 2013
  • From the section Asia