Vikings sacred objects to be removed from public domain
Netflix’s “Viking Sacred Objects” will be removed in time for the New Year, the streaming giant has announced.
In a statement to The Verge, Netflix said it was “working with the Australian Government to remove these items from the public domain and make them available to the public.”
The release came a day after a new report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found “significant flaws” in the way the Australian government handled the abuse of children by clergy.
The Royal Commission found the Australian Child Protection and Advocacy Commission (ACPC) failed to adequately address child sexual abuse, and did not adequately protect children from abuse by priests.
In particular, it recommended the commission “immediately commence proceedings” to remove the Australian Catholic Church from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s register of human rights abusers.
In 2016, Netflix removed “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” from its Australian catalogue after a complaint by the ABC.
Netflix also said it would remove “The Secrets of a Lost City” from Australia in 2019.
“The Secret World” is also no longer available in Australia.