Inquiry into sexual abuse puts spotlight on whistleblowers

Since Inspector Fox made the accusations, questions have been raised over the protection of whistleblowers. New Federal legislation aimed to protect whistleblowers from reprisals is now before Parliament, but experts doubt the changes will have any benefit.Image: Stevendepolo on Flikr.

The special inquiry into the alleged cover-up of child sexual abuse began today, partially sparked by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox. Inspector Fox alleged that the Catholic Church and police in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales covered up accusations of child abuse, and ordered him to stop investigating the matter. The inquiry is separate to the Federal Government’s Royal Commission on sexual abuse.

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