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Case Study 43, August 2016, Newcastle

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Newcastle from Wednesday, 31 August 2016 commencing at 10:00am AEST.
 
The public hearing will inquire into the response of Catholic Church authorities in the Maitland-Newcastle region to allegations of child sexual abuse by clergy and religious.

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.


Latest news

  • The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released two research reports it commissioned on criminal justice issues that make significant findings about how child sexual abuse cases are handled in the criminal justice

    Criminal justice research reports released

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released two research reports it commissioned on criminal justice issues that make significant findings about how child sexual abuse cases are handled in the criminal justice system. 

    August 29
  • Research released on long-term effects of disclosure

    Research released on long-term effects of disclosure

    A new research report conducted for the Royal Commission has examined the long-term effects of disclosures of institutional child sexual abuse on survivors and their families.

    August 25
  • Audio stories give a voice to survivor stories

    Audio stories give a voice to survivor stories

    The Royal Commission has published nine audio stories based on survivors’ experiences as revealed in private sessions.

    August 24

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