Gearing, AmandaThe Courier – Mail [Brisbane, Qld] 19 Apr 2003: 27.

Families of abuse victims are guardedly optimistic. One father of a girl sexually abused in an Anglican school says his confidence in the church has been destroyed, and can only be rebuilt if the church is “fair dinkum” about getting rid of abusive employees. 

The Anglican Primate of Australia, the Reverend Dr Peter Carnley, believes the national approach will be welcomed by parishioners and the clergy. 

[Richard Tutin], who was Toowoomba Preparatory School chaplain when national controversy erupted in late 2001 over the former Brisbane archbishop’s handling of a sex abuse complaint, says the church’s national strategy will work only if all dioceses are committed to cultural change. 

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