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Sunday, 11th May 2003

Insiders The Adjournment Debate Governor-general


ANTHONY ALBANESE, MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER, NSW, (ALP):


Insensitive, unsympathetic, unfair, uncompassionate and untenable. No, we're not talking about John Howard's plans to gut Medicare. These are direct quotes from an independent inquiry into the handling of child sexual abuse cases by our Governor-General whilst Archbishop of Brisbane.


Sexual abuse is about power, and it is up to people in positions of authority to treat it for the criminal behaviour that it is. No ifs and no buts. Would you have allowed convicted paedophile John Elliott to remain in a position where he could have direct contact with children?


Our head of State must be a unifying figure who all Australians can respect and trust. This view of Sydney Harbour is pretty hard to give up. But most Australians know that the G-G just has to go, go. I'm Anthony Albanese.


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Electorate Office

334a Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

Parliament House Office

PO Box 6022
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 4022
Fax: (02) 6277 8562

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Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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