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60MinutesAustralia: Brave whistleblowers expose one of Australia's worst child abuse scandals


In this 60MinutesAustralia program, a former worker at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre in Tasmania talks about her efforts to bring attention to the sexual abuse of young people in the centre - by staff and inmates.

Another young woman talks about being groomed and abused by a netball coach for years.

The efforts of these women prompted the Tasmanian government to set up in 2021 a commission of inquiry into child sexual abuse in that state - not long after the national Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (2013-2017).

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