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  • News flash: Applications for private sessions close on 30 September 2016

    The Royal Commission into institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will close new applications for private session on 30 September 2016.   A survivor’s information needs to be received by the Royal Commission by this date so they may be considered for a private session.  This will ensure that people who have been registered for a private […]

  • Kinchela Boys Home Support Service

    Are you a child or grandchild of a Kinchela Boys Home man? If so, Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) is looking for you. Set up in 2002, KBHAC is run by KBH men and aims to assist Uncles and their families to restore their identity, dignity and wellbeing. This includes reconnections to family, communities, […]

  • Report into St Joseph’s Orphanage released

    The Royal Commission’s report into Case Study 26 – the response of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the Queensland Government to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol, was released today.  The report follows a public hearing held in April 2015 which inquired into the experiences of a number […]

  • Royal Commission holds its 5,000th private session

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has just completed its 5,000th private session. The 5,000th private session took place in Brisbane with a man in his 60’s who shared his experience of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care in the 1960s. As well as completing its 5,000th private session, the Royal […]

  • Directions hearing called in Case Study 28 and Case Study 35

    The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing in relation to Case Study 28 (Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat) and Case Study 35 (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 13 April 2016. The purpose of the directions hearing in relation to Case Study 28 is to address a number of outstanding matters including in relation […]

  • Royal Commission fast facts

    * Current as at 1 April 2016

  • Take part in a new survey regarding access to support services

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has commissioned the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to investigate how survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions and their families access support services.

  • Royal Commission Multicultural Forum

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will host a multicultural forum for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Adelaide.