Hiding Behind Tombstones
Hiding Behind Tombstones (2023) is an Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) 4 Corners exploration/expose of the legal tactics being used by large organisations - the catholic church, Boy Scouts, private schools, and even the NSW state - to avoid paying compensation to child sexual abuse victims.
The nationally significant Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse which ran from 2013-2017 revealed that 10s of thousands of children were sexually abused in more than 4,000 Australian institutions.
Some of those 4,000 institutions are now allegedly attempting to have victims’ cases dismissed rather than pay compensation. Some of the victims were in orphanages and children’s homes.