Media Releases

Cover page of Report of Case Study No. 40

Report into the Australian Defence Force released

The Royal Commission‘s report of Case Study 40 – The Response of the Australian Defence Force to allegations of child sexual abuse – was released today.

Date: August 22 2017

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan at Royal Commission public hearing

Submissions for public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools published

The Royal Commission has published written submissions for the public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools (Case Study 45).

Date: August 21 2017

Stacked research reports

Research explores the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings

Two new research reports, released by the Royal Commission, suggest that a significant proportion of reports to police of child sexual abuse in institutional settings involved another child as the person of interest.

Date: August 16 2017

Media Guidelines

The Royal Commission recognises that the media has an important role to play in reporting on its work. Media guidelines are available for those reporting on the work of the Royal Commission.

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2017 ODPP Victims' Voices Conference: Making Stronger Connections

In our system of criminal justice the victim of an offence is not given a central role. This was not always the case.

Date: August 02

Jury reasoning in joint and separate trials of institutional child sexual abuse: an empirical study

Early in our work we identified Criminal Justice as a key issue for consideration by the Royal Commission.

Date: May 25

National Council of Churches in Australia Conference

I recently conducted a private session with the mother of a boy from a Catholic school. The events the mother related occurred only a few years ago.

Date: September 10

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