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  • Royal Commission releases research on information sharing

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released two research reports, with the first examining information-sharing frameworks and the second examining best practice in implementation.

  • Public hearing into the Australian Defence Force

    The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday, 21 June 2016 commencing at 10:00am AEST.  The public hearing will inquire into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in certain divisions of the Australian Defence Force.

  • Indigenous survivors reminded registrations to close for private sessions

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are reminded that they must register with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by 30 September 2016 if they wish to have a private session.  Private sessions allow survivors of child sexual abuse in an institution to share their story […]

  • Royal Commission seeks submissions regarding Catholic Church

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has invited submissions from individuals and organisations about any factors which may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Catholic institutions, or affected the institutional response to child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

  • Submissions published on advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published submissions from individual victims and survivors, service providers, statutory bodies, government agencies and peak bodies to its issues paper on advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services.  Royal Commission Chief Executive Officer Philip Reed said 178 submissions have been received which is the […]

  • Royal Commission fast facts current as at 1-5-2016

    Calls handled 30,701 Letters & emails received 17,352 Private sessions held 5,116 Referrals to authorities (including police) 1,020

  • Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is closing registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016.  Private sessions allow survivors of child sexual abuse in an institution to share their story directly with a Commissioner in a private setting.

  • 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 […]