29 Oct 2019

State care abuse inquiry: Survivors describe assaults

From Checkpoint, 5:20 pm on 29 October 2019

Warning: This story contains details that some may find upsetting.

Survivors of abuse in state and faith-based care have been sharing harrowing details of the harm they suffered by those who were supposed to be looking after them.

On Tuesday, the Royal Commission investigating the abuse in care began publicly hearing evidence from survivors, their advocates, lawyers and researchers.

Almost 30 witnesses will be called to give evidence over the next two weeks at a hearing many have waited years for.

On Tuesday the inquiry heard about the abuse Keith Wiffin experienced at the state-run Epuni Boys' Home when he was a child.