Horrified a child sex offender allowed in abuse meetings


The minister overseeing the Royal Commission of inquiry into state abuse is “horrified” a convicted child sex offender may have been allowed into meetings with sexual abuse survivors.

But while she admitted it was a “shocking situation”, Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin said she could not get directly involved in the commission’s work.

She has instructed her officials to seek advice as to what she is able to do and said she has “severe concerns” about the Royal Commission’s decision-making abilities.

“I’m pretty horrified, this is a really shocking situation for such an important inquiry and particularly for those survivors.”