The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney on Wednesday, 6 February 2017. The hearing has adjourned for the day and will resume Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 10:00am AEDT.
The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing to inquire into the current policies and procedures of Catholic Church authorities in Australia in relation to child-protection and child-safety standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Please be aware that the content of the public hearings can be distressing for viewers. Visit support services to find services near you, or for immediate support call the Royal Commission on 1800 099 340 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.