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Australian paedophile inquiry

The Australian opposition demanded an investigation into paedophilia in the diplomatic service after the federal court forced the head of the existing inquiry to stand aside.

The court said Chris Hunt might be biased, since he privately told a newspaper he had turned up no major evidence of paedophile activity. But the government responded by pressing ahead with the original inquiry, established in May, appointing a new head to lead it. Reuter - Canberra