5 Feb 2018

Further calls to widen abuse inquiry's scope

5:20 pm on 5 February 2018

There are growing calls for the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care to be broadened to include those abused in churches and other faith-based institutions.

Last week, the government announced the Royal Commission would investigate abuse in state care in a 50-year period between 1950 and 1999.

At the moment it will only include those who the state had legal guardianship of or who were in state-run institutions.

Network for Survivors of Abuse in Faith-based Institutions spokeswoman Liz Tonks said many of the people she helps were upset by that aspect of the announcement.

The Royal Commission should not be limited in its scope, she said.

Watch Liz Tonks speak to Morning Report: