The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Sydney from Wednesday 2 to Monday 11 March 2016.

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.

Findings

Findings for Case Study No. 37 are now available. View Report of Case Study No.37: The response of the Australian Institute of Music and RG Dance to allegations of child sexual abuse.

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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