THE Irish Parliament has acted on its Royal Commission findings.
The Irish Parliament passed an act of parliament in 2004 to establish a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse.
The Ryan Royal Commission commenced its work in 2006 (for abuse only between 1975 and 2004)and its five-volume report was tabled in the Irish Parliament in November 2009.
Then legislation was passed on July 18, 2012 creating an offence for non-disclosure of information to police where an alleged sexual offence was committed against a person who was a child at the time of the offence, thus continuing a mandatory reporting obligation where the victim is no longer a child.
The Victorian Parliament could legislate now to improve the Crimes Act(Vic) so that suspected offenders could be investigated, prosecuted and dealt with by our courts.