The Governor-General, Dr. Peter Hollingworth, has released a statement on sexual abuse allegations in the archdiocese of Brisbane.
Text of statement by the Governor-General.
Sexual abuse of children is totally abhorrent to me, and always has been. I believe it to be one of the most repugnant and serious of crimes. It can never be condoned or excused.
The community generally and more particularly those in positions of authority have a clear obligation to protect children from this vile activity and abuse of power.