Prevent another Rolf Harris: Morcombes' plea
BRUCE and Denise Morcombe have asked federal politicians to support a national safety curriculum they say will help prevent sex abuses like those perpetrated by the recently jailed entertainer Rolf Harris.
The Morcombes, whose son was murdered in 2003, worked the corridors of Parliament House on Wednesday and yesterday, meeting dozens of politicians from across the political spectrum in a bid to see the program named in memory of their son adopted across Australia.
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"If (Harris's young female victims) had the mechanisms back then and weren't scared to report it, he would have been found out earlier," Mrs Morcombe told Fairfax Media.
"We can't change what's happened but we can learn from that," Mr Morcombe said.
"That's what the Daniel Morcombe Child Safety Curriculum is all about. It's learning that we can do this better."