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Australian Indigenous Ministries boss appears at Royal Commission
Posted on October 01, 2014
Warren Barnsley

The director of an organisation which ran a Darwin institution where Stolen Generations victims lived has described hearing stories of abuse suffered by residents as "harrowing".

The Retta Dixon Home closed in 1980 and was run by Australian Indigenous Ministries (AIM).

It's at the centre of public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Reverend Trevor Leggott, who's been at the head of AIM for the last 18 years, has apologised to victims.

But Reverend Leggott says his organisation isn't in a position to pay compensation to victims.

Image courtesy of National Archives of Australia


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