I think they were just telling the ARC what they wanted to hear.
What do you think?
Couple of interesting quotes:
"Mr O'Brien, co-ordinator of the church's Australian Branch Committee, told the commission the organisation was "open to change".
In evidence, he said the committee would consider the greater involvement of women in child sex abuse cases, clearer guidance for elders hearing allegations and better communication with victims and their families about their legal options.
Mr O'Brien told the commission the church did not have a redress scheme for sex abuse victims but would consider establishing one.
Vincent Toole, head of the church's Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, told the commission he would seek independent legal advice about the church's obligations to report child sex abuse to the authorities.
Justice McClellan asked Mr Toole if he understood there was a general obligation for every citizen to report crimes to the authorities.
"Coming to this commission has been a wake-up call for me, I can assure you," Mr Toole said.