For survivors of child abuse naming and shaming perpetrators is a divisive one. It can either be a liberating experience or a negative one with potential to trigger memories of the past. Not to mention a legal minefield, in the search for justice.
Derryn Hinch made headlines this week by using parliamentary privilege to name and shame a paedophile police officer from Victoria who had abused a number of children during the 1970s and 80s .
When Marie Claire asked Child Wise for our view on the issue there was no better person to engage than Child Wise board member, CEO of Charlie's Cookies and himself a survivor of child abuse, Ken Mahlab. Here is what he had to say.
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