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  • Public hearing into disability service providers

    The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 11 July 2016 at 10.00am AEST.

  • Public roundtable to examine response from police and other agencies

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will host a public roundtable on 15 June to discuss responses to child sexual abuse when there is a multi-disciplinary approach from police and other agencies.

  • Royal Commission fast facts

    Calls handled: 31,217 Letters & emails received: 17,702 Private sessions held: 5,322 Referral to authorities (including Police): 1,058

  • Royal Commission holds community forum in Bathurst

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, together with Relationships Australia NSW, will hold a community forum in Bathurst on 14 June 2016.  Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM will address the forum, provide an overview of the work of the Royal Commission and answer questions from the community.

  • 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.