The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney. It commenced on Wednesday 2 March at 2:00pm AEDT.

The public hearing inquired into the experiences of children who received dance instruction at RG Dance Pty Ltd in Chiswick NSW, and former students of Australian Institute of Music in Surry Hills, New South Wales between 2002 and 2011.

Location

The hearing was held at Level 17, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing is to inquire into:

  1. The experiences of children who received dance instruction at RG Dance Pty Ltd (RG Dance), in Chiswick, New South Wales.

  2. The response of RG Dance and its members of staff to concerns raised or complaints made about the behaviour of Mr Grant Davies, dance instructor.

  3. The experiences of former students of Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in Surry Hills, New South Wales between 2002 and 2011.

  4. The response of AIM to allegations of child sexual abuse of students made against Professor Victor Makarov, a pianist.

  5. The policies, practices and procedures of RG Dance and AIM in relation to raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse.

  6. Any related matters.

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