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July 5, 2022

Sexual abuse affects us all

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Jim Nutter, Main Arm

The proposed royal commission into paedophilia (a malapropism if ever there was one) will, no doubt, cover a number of areas, foremost of which will be the impact on victims and their families and the imperative to punish the perpetrators.

I hope that the commissioner’s focus will not be so narrow as to pass over the fact that we are all victims of these antisocial acts that have caused fear of strangers (stranger danger) when it is well known that a very large proportion of these crimes occur within families.

We are left with a situation where honest men and women are sensitive to the feeling that they may be under suspicion, as that is the current headspace in our society, and teachers are unable to hug children to comfort or congratulate them.

We all suffer. Unless we look carefully at our society and its history and mores we will make no progress.

Pell for pope? He is well practised in pontification in the cause of obfuscation though he is looking more and more like the proverbial emperor (en déshabillé).

On another matter, I wonder whether the current ICAC investigation into corruption in NSW will lead us to the allocation of some of the coal-seam gas exploration licences including those of the current government. If so, will they be still legal? Which party do you trust?

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