There’s a Royal Commission looking into a culture of abuse at a boy’s school in Hobart, Tasmania, music of it by the headmaster and music teacher. When one of the victims made a statement to police in the 1970s, the two suspects caught flights out of the country – one to South Africa, the other back to England. There is every possibility that they continued to abuse children in their next locations.
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What is encouraging is that the school has now made a full apology to the victims and is co-operating in every way with the Royal Commission. Something that has not occurred in certain English music schools where similar perversions have been brought to light.