Australia opened a national probe into child sex abuse on Wednesday, with premier Julia Gillard warning of "uncomfortable truths" as institutions including schools and churches come under scrutiny.
Illustration. Australia has opened a national inquiry into child sex abuse, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard warning Australians they faced "some very uncomfortable truths".
Gillard ordered the inquiry in November after a decade of growing pressure to investigate widespread allegations of paedophilia, two months after the Catholic Church in Victoria revealed hundreds of children had been abused.
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