Public hearing into the Bethcar Children’s Home to commence this Wednesday

Public hearing into the Bethcar Children’s Home to commence this Wednesday

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 22 October – 31 October (excluding 27 October) at 10:00am

Date: October 17 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into the Hutchins School, Hobart

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into the Hutchins School, Hobart

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing at the Hobart Federal Court from 19 November 2014 at 10:00am AEST.

Date: October 9 2014

Australian Christian Churches public hearing to commence next Tuesday

Australian Christian Churches public hearing to commence next Tuesday

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 10:30am.

Date: October 2 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Bethcar Children’s Home

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Bethcar Children’s Home

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 22 October 2014 at 10:00am.

Date: September 25 2014

Royal Commission calls for Indigenous survivors to share their story

Royal Commission calls for Indigenous survivors to share their story

New community announcements in Yolngu Matha and Modern Tiwi are being aired on Northern Territory radio stations in Darwin and more than 40 remote locations from today.

Date: September 19 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Australian Christian Churches

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Australian Christian Churches

The public hearing will inquire into the responses by Australian Christian Churches (a Pentecostal movement in Australia) and two affiliated churches to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Date: September 18 2014

Public hearing into the Retta Dixon home to commence next Monday

Public hearing into the Retta Dixon home to commence next Monday

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold its first public hearing in Darwin commencing Monday 22 September 2014 at 10:00am ACST.

Date: September 15 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Ballarat

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Ballarat

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Ballarat from 9 - 11 September 2014.  

 

Date: September 3 2014

Royal Commission publishes two research reports

Royal Commission publishes two research reports

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today published two research reports by the Australian Institute of Criminology.

 

Date: September 1 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into the Retta Dixon Home

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into the Retta Dixon Home

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Darwin commencing on Monday 22 September 2014 into the Retta Dixon Home. 

Date: August 25 2014

Royal Commission publishes submissions on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes

Royal Commission publishes submissions on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published 42 submissions in response to its recent issues paper on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes.

Date: August 22 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Launceston

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Launceston

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Launceston from 26 – 29 August 2014.   

Date: August 19 2014

Royal Commission publishes two research reports

Royal Commission publishes two research reports

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today published two research reports into aspects related to child sexual abuse.

Date: August 15 2014

Royal Commission consults on redress and civil litigation

Royal Commission consults on redress and civil litigation

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse will hold a week of private roundtables with invited experts to discuss redress and civil litigation.

Date: August 15 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing in Melbourne

Royal Commission to hold public hearing in Melbourne

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on Monday 18 August 2014.

Date: August 12 2014

Royal Commission to visit Geelong

Royal Commission to visit Geelong

People in Geelong are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum next month.

Date: August 12 2014

Royal Commission forum for deaf and hard of hearing

Royal Commission forum for deaf and hard of hearing

The Royal Commission held a national information session in Sydney for people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.

Date: August 1 2014

Record number of submissions received on redress

Record number of submissions received on redress

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published 78 submissions in response to its recent issues paper on redress schemes.

Date: August 1 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Darwin

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Darwin

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Darwin next week. 

Date: July 31 2014

Forum for people with disability in Sydney

Forum for people with disability in Sydney

People with disability have been invited to attend an important information session in Sydney next month to find out more about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. 

Date: July 30 2014

Forum for people with disability in Melbourne

Forum for people with disability in Melbourne

The disability community will gather in Melbourne later this month to find out more about the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Date: July 18 2014

Royal Commission to hold forum for deaf and hard of hearing

Royal Commission to hold forum for deaf and hard of hearing

People who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing are invited to attend a community information session in Parramatta on Monday 4 August 2014.

Date: July 18 2014

Royal Commission releases short films

Royal Commission releases short films

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released five short films showcasing the work of the Royal Commission and encouraging survivors of child sexual abuse in an institution to share their story.

Date: July 8 2014

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Bendigo

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Bendigo

Bendigo residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum on Wednesday 23 July.

Date: July 2 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Brisbane

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Brisbane

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold 12 days of private sessions in Brisbane over the next three weeks.

Date: July 2 2014

Interim Report now available

Interim Report now available

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse interim report, which was released by the Government today, is now available on the Royal Commission website.

Date: June 30 2014

Second case study report now available

Second case study report now available

The Royal Commission’s second case study report, Report of Case Study No.2: YMCA NSW’s response to the conduct of Jonathan Lord, is now available on the Royal Commission website (PDF 1,498 Kb).

Date: June 30 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Diocese of Wollongong

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Diocese of Wollongong

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Tuesday 24 June 2014 into the response of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to allegations of child sexual abuse against John Gerard Nestor.

Date: June 23 2014

Oral submissions for Salvation Army public hearings to be held Monday 23 June 2014

Oral submissions for Salvation Army public hearings to be held Monday 23 June 2014

The Royal Commission will hear oral submissions in relation to two public hearings into The Salvation Army on Monday 23 June at 10am.

Date: June 20 2014

Perth independent public school hearing continues on Friday 20 June 2014

Perth independent public school hearing continues on Friday 20 June 2014

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into a Perth independent school will continue in Sydney on Friday 20 June 2014 at 11:00am.

Date: June 19 2014

Royal Commission staff visit Central West NSW

Royal Commission staff visit Central West NSW

People living in Central West New South Wales who experienced child sexual abuse while in the care of an institution are encouraged to share their story with the Royal Commission.

Date: June 18 2014

Royal Commission announces public hearing into Swimming Australia

Royal Commission announces public hearing into Swimming Australia

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Monday 7 July 2014 into the response of Swimming Australia Ltd to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Date: June 17 2014

Justice McClellan to host roundtable on Working with Children Checks

Justice McClellan to host roundtable on Working with Children Checks

The Chair of the Royal Commission Justice McClellan, together with Commissioner Fitzgerald, will host a roundtable in Canberra to discuss Working with Children Checks on Monday 16 June 2014.

Date: June 13 2014

Justice McClellan delivers opening address at International Men’s Health Week symposium

Justice McClellan delivers opening address at International Men’s Health Week symposium

The Chair of the Royal Commission Justice Peter McClellan AM made the opening address at a symposium aimed at Improving Responses to Men Sexually Abused in Childhood in Brisbane today.

Date: June 12 2014

Royal Commission to hold roundtable on Working with Children Checks

Royal Commission to hold roundtable on Working with Children Checks

The Royal Commission will hold a roundtable in Canberra to discuss Working with Children Checks.

Date: June 6 2014

Royal Commission calls for submissions on victims of crime compensation schemes

Royal Commission calls for submissions on victims of crime compensation schemes

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released an issues paper on statutory victims of crime compensation schemes and their effectiveness for those who experience child sexual abuse while in the care of an institution.

Date: May 29 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Hobart

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Hobart

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold private sessions in Hobart during the week commencing 2 June 2014.

Date: May 27 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Adelaide

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Adelaide

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold two days of private sessions in Adelaide commencing on 29 May.

Date: May 27 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Melbourne

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Melbourne

Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines said private sessions are an important way for Commissioners to hear first-hand about the impact of child sexual abuse and to better understand how it might be prevented in the future.

Date: May 26 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing in Canberra

Royal Commission to hold public hearing in Canberra

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Canberra commencing Tuesday 10 June 2014.

Date: May 22 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Brisbane

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Brisbane

From today, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold 7 days of private sessions in Brisbane over the next two weeks.

Date: May 20 2014

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in the Kimberley

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in the Kimberley

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is encouraging people in the Kimberley who have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution to express their interest in attending a private session.

Date: May 14 2014

Royal Commission calls directions hearing relating to Perth independent school public hearing

Royal Commission calls directions hearing relating to Perth independent school public hearing

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing to be held in Perth at 9:00am AWST on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

Date: May 6 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into an independent school in Perth

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into an independent school in Perth

The Royal Commission will hold a second public hearing in Perth commencing Monday 19 May 2014.

Date: May 5 2014

Community forum to be held in Canberra

Community forum to be held in Canberra

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, together with the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS), will hold a community forum in Canberra next week.

Date: April 29 2014

Royal Commission visits Port Augusta

Royal Commission visits Port Augusta

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is visiting Port Augusta this week as part of its national community engagement program.

Date: April 28 2014

Royal Commission calls for survivors of child sexual abuse to share their story

Royal Commission calls for survivors of child sexual abuse to share their story

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is today launching a national public awareness campaign calling for survivors of child sexual abuse to come forward to share their story.

Date: April 27 2014

First case study report now available on Royal Commission website

First case study report now available on Royal Commission website

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has made available the report of its first public hearing. Report of Case Study No. 1: The response of institutions to the conduct of Steven Larkins, was also tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament yesterday afternoon.

Date: April 25 2014

Royal Commission receives submissions on civil litigation

Royal Commission receives submissions on civil litigation

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has received more than 40 submissions on its fifth issues paper, on civil litigation.

Date: April 24 2014

Royal Commission calls for submissions on redress schemes

Royal Commission calls for submissions on redress schemes

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released an issues paper on the effectiveness of redress schemes in relation to child sexual abuse in institutions.

Date: April 23 2014

Royal Commission presents first case study findings

Royal Commission presents first case study findings

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today presented the report of its first case study to the Governor-General and Governors of each State.

Date: April 22 2014

Royal Commission roundtable on out-of-home care

Royal Commission roundtable on out-of-home care

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse will hold a roundtable in Sydney tomorrow to discuss the prevention of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care.

Date: April 15 2014

Royal Commission announces first public hearing to be held in Perth

Royal Commission announces first public hearing to be held in Perth

A public hearing will commence in Perth on 28 April 2014 into the experiences of a number of men who were resident at Christian Brothers’ residences in Western Australia.

Date: April 6 2014

Royal Commission returns to the Kimberley

Royal Commission returns to the Kimberley

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has returned to the Kimberley this week.

Date: March 31 2014

Royal Commission visits Geraldton

Royal Commission visits Geraldton

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse arrived in Geraldton this week to meet with community groups and service providers in the region.

Date: March 27 2014

Second public hearing into The Salvation Army to commence Thursday

Second public hearing into The Salvation Army to commence Thursday

The second public hearing into The Salvation Army by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will commence in Sydney in Thursday 27 March 2014.

Date: March 27 2014

Royal Commission to hold roundtable on out-of-home care

Royal Commission to hold roundtable on out-of-home care

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse will hold a roundtable in Sydney next month to discuss the prevention of child sexual abuse in out-of-home care.

Date: March 21 2014

Royal Commission to hold community information forum in Ballarat

Royal Commission to hold community information forum in Ballarat

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding a community information forum in Ballarat on Wednesday 19 March 2014.

Date: March 12 2014

Royal Commission officers to visit Ballarat and Bendigo

Royal Commission officers to visit Ballarat and Bendigo

Officers of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will visit Ballarat and Bendigo this week.

Date: February 26 2014

Royal Commission announces first public hearing to be held in Adelaide

Royal Commission announces first public hearing to be held in Adelaide

A public hearing will commence in Adelaide on 17 March 2014 into the responses into the responses by the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and the South Australia Police to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Ann’s Special School.

Date: February 18 2014

Royal Commission to inquire into the Catholic Church and Towards Healing

Royal Commission to inquire into the Catholic Church and Towards Healing

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 10 March 2014 into the response of the Catholic Church to..

Date: February 17 2014

Public hearing into Parramatta Girls Home to commence Wednesday 26 February

Public hearing into Parramatta Girls Home to commence Wednesday 26 February

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Wednesday 26 February 2014 * into the experience of women who were sexually abused as children...

Date: February 10 2014

Royal Commissioners visit Coffs Harbour for the first time

Royal Commissioners visit Coffs Harbour for the first time

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, together with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre, will be holding a community information forum in Coffs Harbour on 12 February 2014.

Date: February 6 2014

Sixth public hearing by Royal Commission to be held in Brisbane in February

Sixth public hearing by Royal Commission to be held in Brisbane in February

The first public hearing to be held outside Sydney by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will commence in Brisbane on 17 February.

Date: January 17 2014

Royal Commission marks its one year anniversary

Royal Commission marks its one year anniversary

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has marked the first anniversary of its establishment with the release of more detailed information about its work in the past 12 months.

Date: January 10 2014

Royal Commission Announces Public Hearing Into The Salvation Army

Royal Commission Announces Public Hearing Into The Salvation Army

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has today announced the first public hearing for 2014.

Date: December 6 2013

Royal Commission Releases Its ‘Roadmap’ For Addressing Justice For Victims

Royal Commission Releases Its ‘Roadmap’ For Addressing Justice For Victims

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released a paper outlining its approach to examining the scope of justice for victims...

Date: December 6 2013

Royal Commission calls for victims from the Anglican diocese of Adelaide

Royal Commission calls for victims from the Anglican diocese of Adelaide

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling on members of the public, who suffered sexual abuse as a child within the Anglican Church...

Date: November 26 2013

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Towards Healing Starting 9 December

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Towards Healing Starting 9 December

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 9 December 2013.

Date: November 21 2013

Royal Commission arrives in Cairns

Royal Commission arrives in Cairns

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is visiting Cairns for the first time this week to hear from people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

Date: November 18 2013

Public hearing commencing 9 December 2013

Public hearing commencing 9 December 2013

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 9 December 2013. 

Date: November 15 2013

Royal Commission public hearing starts on 18 November 2013

Royal Commission public hearing starts on 18 November 2013

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in Sydney, beginning on Monday 18 November 2013.

Date: November 14 2013

Royal Commission returns to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide

Royal Commission returns to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is returning to Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia...

Date: November 6 2013

Royal Commission calls for victims from the north coast children’s home

Royal Commission calls for victims from the north coast children’s home

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling on former residents of the North Coast Children’s Home in Lismore NSW, who suffered child sexual abuse, to come forward.

Date: November 4 2013

Royal Commission publishes submissions on Creating Child Safe Institutions

Royal Commission publishes submissions on Creating Child Safe Institutions

The Royal Commission’s third issues paper on Creating Child Safe Institutions has attracted more than 50 submissions...

Date: October 30 2013

Public Hearing Commencing 18 November 2013

Public Hearing Commencing 18 November 2013

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 18 November 2013.

Date: October 21 2013

Royal Commission public hearing starts on 21 October 2013

Royal Commission public hearing starts on 21 October 2013

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold its second public hearing in Sydney, beginning on Monday 21 October 2013.

Date: October 16 2013

Royal Commission visits the Northern Territory

Royal Commission visits the Northern Territory

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been in the Northern Territory this week meeting with victims of child sexual abuse.

Date: October 11 2013

Royal Commission returns to Melbourne to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Royal Commission returns to Melbourne to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions with Commissioners in Melbourne commencing 7 October.

Date: October 4 2013

Royal Commission returns to Perth to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Royal Commission returns to Perth to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions with Commissioners in Perth commencing 8 October.

Date: October 4 2013

Towards Healing public submissions now available

Towards Healing public submissions now available

The Royal Commission’s second issues paper on Towards Healing has attracted 15 institutional or academic submissions from around Australia, including a submission from the Truth Justice and Healing Council, with a further 29 submissions setting out personal experiences.

Date: October 3 2013

Royal Commission returns to Canberra to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Royal Commission returns to Canberra to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions with Commissioners in Canberra commencing 2 October.

Date: October 1 2013

Royal Commission calls for victims from the north coast children’s home

Royal Commission calls for victims from the north coast children’s home

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling on former residents of the North Coast Children’s Home, who suffered child sexual abuse, to come forward and tell their story.

Date: October 1 2013

Royal Commission returns to Queensland to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

Royal Commission returns to Queensland to hear more stories from survivors of institutional child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold more face-to-face private sessions with Commissioners in Brisbane the week commencing 30th September.

Date: September 30 2013

Public hearings announced for remainder of 2013

Public hearings announced for remainder of 2013

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has announced the matters to be investigated in the three remaining public hearings in 2013. 

Date: September 16 2013

Fourth issues paper released

Fourth issues paper released

Call for submissions – Preventing sexual abuse of children in out-of-home care.

Date: September 11 2013

Royal Commission arrives in Hobart

Royal Commission arrives in Hobart

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Tasmania from 10 September.

Date: September 6 2013

Royal Commission to hold more Private Sessions in Queensland

Royal Commission to hold more Private Sessions in Queensland

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is back in Queensland for private sessions the week beginning 9 September.

Date: September 5 2013

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in the Northern Territory

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in the Northern Territory

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is heading to the Northern Territory.

Date: September 5 2013

Public submissions on Working With Children Checks

Public submissions on Working With Children Checks

The Royal Commission’s first issues paper on Working With Children Checks has attracted *55 submissions from around Australia so far.

Date: September 5 2013

Royal Commission arrives in Melbourne

Royal Commission arrives in Melbourne

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Melbourne this week.

Date: August 19 2013

Royal Commission visits Kimberley communities

Royal Commission visits Kimberley communities

Aboriginal community organisations in Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra will meet with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse next week.

Date: August 16 2013

Public hearing to commence 16 September 2013

Public hearing to commence 16 September 2013

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing in Sydney on Monday 16 September 2013.

Date: August 14 2013

Royal Commission arrives in Canberra

Royal Commission arrives in Canberra

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be holding private sessions in Canberra this week.

Date: August 13 2013

Call for submissions – child safe institutions

Call for submissions – child safe institutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released its third issues paper and is inviting the public to contribute ideas and expertise on the best ways to create child safe institutions.

Date: August 8 2013

Royal Commission arrives in Geraldton

Royal Commission arrives in Geraldton

Representatives of Aboriginal community organisations met with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Geraldton today.

Date: July 29 2013