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Title Australian Story: Call Of Duty
Published Australia : ABC1, 2013
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Summary Introduced by Caroline JonesIn a 35-year career, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox has forged a reputation as an officer who goes out of his way to look after victims. He rose to national prominence late last year when he defied police rules and disclosed explosive allegations that the Catholic Church had consistently covered up the crimes of paedophile priests in the Newcastle-Hunter region of NSW.The decision to speak out occurred on the spur of the moment during an emotional public forum. Fox says he thought at the time that the consequences would be 'fairly heavy'. But he walked onto the public stage anyway, and addressed hundreds of abuse victims and their supporters.Other appearances followed and within weeks, the Prime Minister announced a far-reaching Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions. Fox, along with others, is credited with helping to trigger it.Call Of Duty features exclusive footage of Peter Fox at the meeting that changed his life. For the first time, the program reveals the personal, untold story of a senior policeman whose determination to be 'his own man' has brought him enemies as well as passionate supporters
Event Broadcast 2013-04-29 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Child sexual abuse by clergy.
Police -- Conduct of life.
Private investigators.
Sexual abuse victims.
New South Wales.
Form Streaming video
Author Jones, Caroline, host
Feenan, Daniel, contributor
Feenan, Pat, contributor
Fox, Peter, contributor
Gillard, Julia, contributor
Gogarty, Peter, contributor
Jones, Tony, contributor
McCarthy, Joanne, contributor
McClellan, Peter, contributor
O'Farrell, Barry, contributor
Parker, Kelly, contributor
Pirona, Tracey, contributor
Shoebridge, David, contributor
Sneddon, Ken, contributor
Woolnough, Dave, contributor