Former archbishop under investigation for failing to report all child abuse allegations

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Roger Herft’s conduct while bishop of Newcastle was scrutinised by royal commission

One of the Anglican church’s most senior figures, the former archbishop of Perth Roger Herft, is under internal investigation for failing to report all allegations of child sexual abuse to the police while he was bishop of Newcastle.

On Thursday the church issued a statement confirming Herft is being investigated by the Episcopal Standards Commission, the Anglican body for dealing with allegations about bishops.

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