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Public hearing into disability service providers

Public hearing into disability service providers

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 11 July 2016 at 10.00am AEST.

Date: June 15 2016

Public roundtable to examine response from police and other agencies

Public roundtable to examine response from police and other agencies

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will host a public roundtable on 15 June to discuss responses to child sexual abuse when there is a multi-disciplinary approach from police and other agencies.

Date: June 9 2016

Royal Commission holds community forum in Bathurst

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, together with Relationships Australia NSW, will hold a community forum in Bathurst on 14 June 2016. 

Date: June 6 2016

Royal Commission releases world’s largest study of jury behaviour

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will today launch the report of a major empirical study into how juries reason when deliberating on multiple counts of child sexual abuse. 

Date: May 25 2016

Royal Commission releases research on information sharing

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released two research reports, with the first examining information-sharing frameworks and the second examining best practice in implementation.

Date: May 20 2016

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday, 21 June 2016 commencing at 10:00am AEST.   The public hearing will inquire into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children in certain divisions of the

Public hearing into the Australian Defence Force

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday, 21 June 2016 commencing at 10:00am AEST. 

Date: May 16 2016

Indigenous survivors reminded registrations to close for private sessions

Indigenous survivors reminded registrations to close for private sessions

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are reminded that they must register with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by 30 September 2016 if they wish to have a private session.

Date: May 10 2016

Royal Commission seeks submissions regarding Catholic Church

Royal Commission seeks submissions regarding Catholic Church

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has invited submissions from individuals and organisations about any factors which may have contributed to the occurrence of child sexual abuse in Catholic institutions, or affected the institutional response to child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

Date: May 5 2016

Submissions published on advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services

Submissions published on advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published submissions from individual victims and survivors, service providers, statutory bodies, government agencies and peak bodies to its issues paper on advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services.

Date: May 4 2016

Royal Commission closes registrations for private sessions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is closing registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016.

Date: April 29 2016

Report into St Joseph’s Orphanage released

The Royal Commission’s report into Case Study 26 - the response of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the Queensland Government to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol, was released today.

Date: April 21 2016

Further hearing dates in Case Study 35

Further hearing dates in Case Study 35

The Royal Commission will hold a further day of hearings in relation to Case Study 35 (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) in Sydney on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 11:15am. 

Date: April 21 2016

Case Study 27 Report Cover

Royal Commission releases findings into health care providers and regulators

Royal Commission releases findings into health care providers and regulators  The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study 27 – The response of health care service providers and regulators in New South Wales and Victoria to allegations of child sexual abuse –  was released today. 

Date: April 20 2016

Royal Commission hosts criminal justice public roundtables

Royal Commission hosts criminal justice public roundtables

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is holding a series of public roundtables in April to discuss a range of criminal justice issues with invited participants.

Date: April 14 2016

Royal Commission holds its 5,000th private session

Royal Commission holds its 5,000th private session

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has just completed its 5,000th private session.  

Date: April 12 2016

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing in relation to Case Study 28 (Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat) and Case Study 35 (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 13 April 2016. The purpose of the dire

Directions hearing called in Case Study 28 and Case Study 35

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing in relation to Case Study 28 (Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat) and Case Study 35 (Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) to be held in Sydney on Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Date: April 6 2016

Case Study 23: Knox Grammar School application ruling

Case Study 23 Knox Grammar School application ruling

The Royal Commission will deliver a ruling on an application by a party for non-publication orders in relation to the Royal Commission’s Case Study 23: Knox Grammar School public hearing.

Date: March 22 2016

Royal Commission releases consultation paper on responding to complaints of child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper on best practices in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutions. 

Date: March 21 2016

Public hearing into sporting clubs and institutions

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Monday 4 April 2016 at 10.00am AEST.

Date: March 16 2016

Royal Commission releases consultation paper on out-of-home care

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper on out-of-home care today. 

Date: March 8 2016

Criminal justice research to inform upcoming public hearing

The Royal Commission has released three papers on the criminal justice system ahead of a national two week public hearing commencing on 15 March. 

Date: March 4 2016

Cardinal Pell to give evidence from Hotel Quirinale in Rome

The Royal Commission will hear evidence from Cardinal George Pell from 29 February 2016 as part of its public hearings into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Date: February 23 2016

Child sexual abuse in the Australian Defence Force Cadets

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse within the Australian Defence Force Cadets to contact the Royal Commission. 

Date: February 22 2016

Public hearing into Centres for the performing arts

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 2:00pm AEDT.

Date: February 16 2016

Public hearing into Criminal justice issues

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 10.00am AEDT.

Date: February 15 2016

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing Monday 22 February 2016 at the Ballarat Magistrates Court.

Date: February 11 2016

Directions hearing decision

The Royal Commission will deliver its decision on Monday in relation to an application made by Cardinal George Pell to give evidence in Case Study 28 (Ballarat) and Case Study 35 (Archdiocese of Melbourne) by video link from Rome. 

Date: February 5 2016

Research report released on how young people with disability view their safety

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today published a research report it commissioned that explores how children and young people with disability view their safety and safety needs within institutions.

Date: February 3 2016

Directions hearing called

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing to be held in Sydney on Friday 5 February
2016.

Date: January 29 2016

Submissions published for Victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

Submissions published for Victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the public hearing into Victorian state run youth training and reception centres on its website.

Date: December 23 2015

Directions hearing called

Directions hearing called

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing to be held in Sydney on Friday 5 February 2016 at 10am immediately following the directions hearing in relation to Cardinal Pell.

Date: December 23 2015

Contacting the Royal Commission this holiday season

The Royal Commission thanks the community for its support and contribution to our work this year. 

Date: December 22 2015

Directions hearing called

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing to be held in Sydney on Friday 5 February 2016.

Date: December 16 2015

Report into The Hutchins School released

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study No. 20 – The response of The Hutchins School and the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania to allegations of child sexual abuse at the school - was released today.

Date: December 16 2015

Report into Bethcar Children's Home case study released

Report into Bethcar Children's Home case study released

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study 19 - The response by the State of New South Wales to child sexual abuse at Bethcar Children’s Home in Brewarrina New South Wales – was released today.

Date: December 15 2015

Report into swimming institutions case study released

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study 15  - The response of  swimming institutions, the Queensland and NSW Offices of the DPP and the Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian to allegations of child sexual abuse by swimming coaches - was released today.

Date: December 14 2015

Cardinal George Pell will not appear next week in Melbourne

Cardinal Pell will not be giving evidence in Melbourne next week.

Date: December 11 2015

Report into Marist Brothers case study released

Report into Marist Brothers case study released

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study no. 13 – The response of the Marist Brothers to allegations of child sexual abuse against Brothers Kostka Chute and Gregory Sutton was released today.

Date: December 11 2015

 Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

The Royal Commission will hold the second part of the public hearing regarding Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat at the County Court of Victoria, Melbourne, commencing on Monday, 7 December 2015.

Date: December 3 2015

Public hearing into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Public hearing into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Date: December 1 2015

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the Jehovah’s Witnesses public hearing on its website.

Submissions for Jehovah’s Witnesses public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the Jehovah’s Witnesses public hearing on its website.

Date: December 1 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Church of England Boys' Society

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Church of England Boys' Society

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing Wednesday 27 January 2016 at the Federal Court in Hobart.

Date: November 30 2015

Continuation of Brisbane Grammar and St Paul's School public hearing

Continuation of Brisbane Grammar and St Paul's School public hearing

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into Brisbane Grammar and St Paul’s School (Case Study 34) will recommence in Melbourne on Monday 30 November 2015 at 4:30pm AEDT.

Date: November 30 2015

Justice McClellan addresses Australian and New Zealand Regional Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Justice McClellan addresses Australian and New Zealand Regional Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, addressed the Australian and New Zealand Regional Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in Sydney on 28 November.

Date: November 28 2015

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School will recommence in Sydney on Friday 20 November.

Public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School to recommence

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School will recommence in Melbourne on Monday 30 November. 

Date: November 23 2015

Findings released into Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal churches

Findings released into Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal churches

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study 18 – the response of Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal churches to allegations of child sexual abuse – was released today.

Date: November 23 2015

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse at The King’s School in North Parramatta, NSW and Tudor House Preparatory School in Moss Vale, NSW to contact t

Royal Commission calls for information about child sexual abuse at The King’s School and Tudor House Preparatory School

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse at The King’s School in North Parramatta, NSW and Tudor House Preparatory School in Moss Vale, NSW to contact the Royal Commission.

Date: November 19 2015

Submissions published on risk of child sexual abuse in schools

Submissions published on risk of child sexual abuse in schools

The Royal Commission has published 33 submissions from schools, government and non-government organisations in response to its issues paper on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in schools.

Date: November 16 2015

Submissions published for police and prosecution responses issues paper

Submissions published for police and prosecution responses issues paper

The Royal Commission has published 24 submissions from organisations and those with professional experience in response to its issues paper on police and prosecution responses to institutional child sexual abuse.

Date: October 21 2015

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

The Royal Commission will hold the second part of the public hearing regarding Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat at the County Court of Victoria, Melbourne.

Date: October 20 2015

public hearing into geelong grammar school to recommence

Public hearing into Geelong Grammar School to recommence

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into Geelong Grammar School will recommence in Sydney on Thursday 22 October and Friday 23 October 2015.

Date: October 14 2015

research report released on understanding failure to identify and report child sexual abuse

Research report released on understanding failure to identify and report child sexual abuse

When it comes to understanding why some institutions fail to identify and report child sexual abuse, research released by the Royal Commission suggests that a new approach that seeks a deeper understanding of why errors occur would be more effective in encouraging safe practices in the future.

Date: October 7 2015

Issues paper released into advocacy and support, and therapeutic treatment services

Issues paper released into advocacy and support, and therapeutic treatment services

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is calling for submissions from interested parties on issues relating to advocacy and support and therapeutic treatment services.

Date: October 1 2015

royal commission to hold public hearing into brisbane grammar school and st paul’s school

Public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Brisbane commencing on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

Date: September 25 2015

submissions for yeshivah melbourne and yeshiva bondi public hearing published

Submissions for Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions into the Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi public hearing.

Date: September 18 2015

call for information about child sexual abuse in sporting clubs

Call for information about child sexual abuse in sporting clubs

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like to hear from anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse in sporting clubs or associations.

Date: September 15 2015

report on redress and civil litigation released today

Report on redress and civil litigation released today

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report on redress and civil litigation was released today.

Date: September 14 2015

report into the melbourne response released

Report into the Melbourne Response released

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study 16 – the Melbourne Response was released today. The Melbourne Response is the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s process for responding to those who have been sexually abused by priests, religious and lay persons within the Archdiocese of Melbourne. It was announced by the then Archbishop Pell in 1996.

Date: September 14 2015

Directions hearing vacated

Directions hearing vacated

The Royal Commission directions hearing in relation to Case Study 33 listed in Sydney at 10:00am AEST on Monday 14 September 2015 has been vacated and will no longer proceed.

Date: September 11 2015

justice mcclellan to address national council of churches in australia conference

Justice McClellan to address National Council of Churches in Australia Conference

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, will address the Safe as Churches? conference hosted by the National Council of Churches in Australia in Sydney today.

Date: September 10 2015

royal commission to hold public hearing into catholic archdiocese of melbourne and to continue the ballarat hearing

Public hearing into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and continuation of Ballarat hearing

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Date: September 3 2015

oral submissions into yeshivah melbourne and yeshiva bondi

Oral submissions into Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear oral submissions in relation to the public hearing for Case Study 22 on Thursday 17 September 2015.

Date: September 3 2015

Public hearing into Geelong Grammar

Public hearing into Geelong Grammar

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on 1 September 2015 at the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street, Melbourne.

Date: August 28 2015

Submissions for Health Care Providers and Regulators public hearing published

Submissions for Health Care Providers and Regulators public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published on its website the written submissions provided to the Royal Commission in relation to the public hearing for Case Study 27: Health Care Providers and Regulators.

Date: August 27 2015

submissions for st joseph’s orphanage, neerkol public hearing published

Submissions for St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published on its website the written submissions provided to the Royal Commission in relation to the public hearing for Case Study 26: St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol.

Date: August 26 2015

Public hearing into The Salvation Army (Southern Territory)

Public hearing into The Salvation Army (Southern Territory)

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Adelaide commencing on 6 October 2015 at the Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Court Building, 3 Angas Street, Adelaide.

Date: August 25 2015

findings released into the retta dixon home in darwin

Findings released into the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin

The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study 17 – The response of the Australian Indigenous Ministries, the Australian and Northern Territory governments and the Northern Territory police force and prosecuting authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse which occurred at the Retta Dixon Home, was released today.

Date: August 19 2015

Submissions for Knox Grammar School public hearing published

Report on Working with Children Checks released today

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse final report on Working with Children Checks...

Date: August 17 2015

victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

Victorian state run youth training and reception centres public hearing

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on Monday 17 August 2015.

Date: August 13 2015

submissions for knox grammar school public hearing published

Submissions for Knox Grammar School public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions into the Knox Grammar School public hearing on its website.

Date: August 12 2015

public hearing into the jehovah’s witnesses to recommence

Public hearing into the Jehovah’s Witnesses to recommence

The Royal Commission’s public hearing into the Jehovah’s Witnesses will recommence in Sydney on Friday 14 August 2015 at 11:00am.

Date: August 10 2015

oral submissions to be held for case study 23 knox grammar school

Oral Submissions to be held for Case Study 23 Knox Grammar School

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear oral submissions in relation to Case Study 23 into Knox Grammar School on Monday 10 August 2015.

Date: August 6 2015

royal commission releases report into an independent school in perth

Report into an independent school in Perth

The Royal Commission’s report of Case Study no. 12 – the response of an independent school in Perth to concerns raised about the conduct of a teacher between 1999 and 2009 was released today.

Date: August 4 2015

public hearing to hear evidence from retired bishop geoffrey robinson

Public hearing to hear evidence from Retired Bishop Geoffrey Robinson

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney on Monday 24 August 2015.

Date: August 4 2015

Report of Case Study 10 released

Report of Case Study 10 released

The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study no. 10 – the Salvation Army’s handling of claims of child sexual abuse 1989 to 2014 was released today.

Date: August 3 2015

new research on children’s views of safety

New research on children’s views of safety

The research, "Taking Us Seriously: Children and young people talk about safety and institutional responses to their safety concerns" was conducted by the Australian Catholic University in partnership with Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology.

Date: August 3 2015

Issues paper on the risk of child sexual abuse in schools

Issues paper on the risk of child sexual abuse in schools

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released an issues paper on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in primary and secondary schools.

Date: July 31 2015

Second stage of public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Second stage of public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

The second stage of Case Study 28 will be held from 23 November 2015 in Melbourne.*

Date: July 30 2015

Public hearing into the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Public hearing into the Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on 27 July 2015 at 10:00am.

Date: July 22 2015

Public hearing into Victorian state run youth training and reception centres

Public hearing into Victorian state run youth training and reception centres

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 17 August 2015.

Date: July 22 2015

Research report into sentencing for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts released

Research report into sentencing for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts released

The Royal Commission has released a report that examines sentencing law and practice in Australia as it relates to institutional child sexual abuse.

Date: July 17 2015

Justice McClellan to address Uniting Church Australia’s 14th Assembly

Justice McClellan to address Uniting Church Australia’s 14th Assembly

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, will make an address at the Uniting Church in Australia’s 14th Assembly meeting in Perth on Wednesday 15 July.

Date: July 15 2015

Submissions for Satyananda Yoga Ashram public hearing published

Submissions for Satyananda Yoga Ashram public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions into the Satyananda Yoga Ashram public hearing on its website.

Date: July 9 2015

Directions hearing called

Directions hearing called

The Royal Commission has called a directions hearing to be held in Sydney at 9:30am AEST on Friday 10 July 2015.

Date: July 9 2015

Remaining submissions for redress consultation paper published

Remaining submissions for redress consultation paper published

The Royal Commission has published further submissions in response to its consultation paper on redress and civil litigation, released by the Royal Commission 30 January 2015.

Date: June 26 2015

Public hearing into out-of-home care to resume

Public hearing into out-of-home care to resume

The Royal Commission will resume its public hearing in Sydney from Monday 29 June 2015 at 10:00am. The hearing is currently scheduled to run for one week.

Date: June 24 2015

Child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry

Child sexual abuse in the entertainment industry

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like to hear from anyone who has experienced, or has information regarding, child sexual abuse in institutions in the entertainment industry.

Date: June 15 2015

Child sexual abuse at Geelong Grammar School

Child sexual abuse at Geelong Grammar School

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse would like anyone who has information regarding child sexual abuse at Geelong Grammar School to contact the Royal Commission.

Date: June 9 2015

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Warrnambool

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Warrnambool

Warrnambool residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum on Wednesday 17 June.

Date: June 9 2015

Royal Commission releases implementation report

Royal Commission to resume public hearing into out-of-home care

The Royal Commission will resume its public hearing in Sydney from Monday 29 June 2015.

Date: June 5 2015

The Royal Commission is seeking submissions on its issues paper relating to the criminal justice system.

Report of Case Study 9 released

The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study no. 9 – the responses of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and the South Australian Police to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Ann’s Special School, was released today.

Date: June 4 2015

The Royal Commission is seeking submissions on its issues paper relating to the criminal justice system.

Submissions due for issues paper on police and prosecution responses

The Royal Commission is seeking submissions on its issues paper relating to the criminal justice system.

Date: June 2 2015

Royal Commission releases implementation report

Royal Commission releases implementation report

The Royal Commission has released a report that assesses the extent to which recommendations from previous, relevant inquiries have been implemented.

Date: June 1 2015

Further submissions for redress consultation paper published

Further submissions for redress consultation paper published

The Royal Commission has published further submissions in response to its consultation paper on redress and civil litigation, released by the Royal Commission 30 January 2015.

Date: May 26 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

The Royal Commission will hold public hearings in Ballarat. The first public hearing commences on Tuesday 19 May 2015 and the second will commence on a date to be announced.

Date: May 15 2015

Royal Commission to hold community forums in Bunbury

Royal Commission to hold community forums in Bunbury

Bunbury residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at two community information forums on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 May.

Date: May 11 2015

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Cairns

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Cairns

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold nine private sessions in Cairns on 12 and 13 May 2015.

Date: May 8 2015

Royal Commission calls for submissions on experiences of police and prosecution responses

Royal Commission calls for submissions on experiences of police and prosecution responses

The Royal Commission is seeking community views on its latest issues paper looking at the criminal justice system including police responses and prosecution processes to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

Date: May 4 2015

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Royal Commission to hold public hearing into health care providers and regulators

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney commencing 6 May 2015 at 10:00am.

Date: April 28 2015

Oral Submissions to be held for Case Study 21 Satyananda Yoga Ashram

Oral Submissions to be held for Case Study 21 Satyananda Yoga Ashram

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear oral submissions in relation to Case Study 21 into the Satyananda Yoga Ashram on Wednesday 29 April 2015.

Date: April 23 2015

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Royal Commission public hearing into Knox Grammar School to re-commence

The Royal Commission public hearing into Knox Grammar School will re-commence on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 9:00am.

Date: April 10 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol

Public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing on Tuesday 14 April 2015 at the Rockhampton Court House, Virgil Power Building, 46 East Street, Rockhampton.

Date: April 9 2015

royal commission releases report on effectiveness of current child sexual abuse prevention programs for pre-schoolers

Royal Commission releases report on effectiveness of current child sexual abuse prevention programs for pre-schoolers

The Royal Commission has released a report that reviews evidence of the effectiveness of child sexual abuse prevention programs for pre-schoolers.

Date: April 9 2015

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Launceston

Launceston residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum in Launceston on Wednesday 15 April.

Date: April 1 2015

submissions for redress consultation paper published ahead of public hearing

Submissions for redress consultation paper published

The Royal Commission has published the submissions of all governments, as well as non-government organisations and individuals expected to attend the public hearing on redress and civil litigation commencing this Wednesday 25 March 2015.

Date: March 23 2015

Royal Commission releases findings on The Salvation Army case study

Royal Commission releases findings on The Salvation Army case study

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the ‘Report of Case Study No. 5: The response of The Salvation Army to child sexual abuse at its boys homes in New South Wales and Queensland’.

Date: March 17 2015

royal commission to hold private sessions in townsville

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Townsville

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold private sessions in Townsville for the first time from 17 to 20 March 2015.

Date: March 13 2015

royal commission to hold public hearing into out of home care

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into out-of-home care

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday 10 March 2015 starting at 10:00am. The hearing is currently scheduled to run for two weeks.

Date: March 9 2015

royal commission to hold hearing into redress and civil litigation

Royal Commission to hold hearing into Redress and civil litigation

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney commencing Wednesday 25 March 2015 at 10:00am.

Date: March 9 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol

Public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage, Neerkol

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing on Tuesday 14 April 2015 at the Rockhampton Court House, Virgil Power Building, 46 East Street, Rockhampton.

Date: February 27 2015

Research report on effectiveness of pre-employment screening in preventing child sexual abuse

Research report on effectiveness of pre-employment screening

The Royal Commission has released a report that examines issues related to the effectiveness of pre-employment screening in preventing child sexual abuse within institutions.

Date: February 26 2015

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Public hearing into Knox Grammar School to commence Monday

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney scheduled for two weeks from 23 February 2015 at 10:00am.

Date: February 19 2015

Royal Commission releases report on effectiveness of OOHC practices in preventing child sexual abuse

Royal Commission releases report on effectiveness of OOHC practices in preventing child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission has released a report examining issues related to the effectiveness of practices in out-of-home care in preventing child sexual abuse within institutions.

Date: February 16 2015

Royal Commission releases findings on the Toowoomba case study

Royal Commission releases findings on the Toowoomba case study

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the 'Report of Case Study No. 6: The response of a primary school and the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office to the conduct of Gerard Byrnes.'

Date: February 12 2015

Royal Commission releases findings on Towards Healing

Royal Commission releases findings on Towards Healing

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published two reports; 'Report of Case Study 4: The experiences of four survivors with the Towards Healing process' and 'Report of Case Study 8: Mr John Ellis's experience of the Towards Healing process and civil litigation'.

Date: February 11 2015

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Lismore

Royal Commission to hold community forum in Lismore

Northern Rivers residents are invited to learn more about the work of the Royal Commission at a community information forum in Lismore on Thursday 19 February 2015.

Date: February 11 2015

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Newcastle

Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Newcastle

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold private sessions in Newcastle from 24 – 27 February 2015.

Date: February 11 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into out-of-home care

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into out-of-home care

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney from Tuesday 10 March 2015.

Date: February 6 2015

Royal Commission releases consultation paper on redress and civil litigation

Royal Commission releases consultation paper on redress and civil litigation

The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has launched a consultation paper on redress and civil litigation in Sydney today.

Date: January 30 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Yeshivah Melbourne and Yeshiva Bondi

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Melbourne commencing on Monday 2 February 2015.

Date: January 30 2015

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Knox Grammar School

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Knox Grammar School

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney commencing 23 February 2015 at 10:00am.

Date: January 22 2015

Royal Commission to visit Rockhampton and Woorabinda

Residents of Rockhampton and Woorabinda can learn first-hand about the work of the Royal Commission at two community information forums on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 January.

Date: January 19 2015

Royal Commission releases findings on the responses of the Christian Brothers in Western Australia and the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to child sexual abuse

Royal Commission releases findings on the responses of the Christian Brothers in Western Australia and the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to child sexual abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published two reports...

Date: December 19 2014

Submissions for Bethcar Children’s Home and Australian Christian Churches published

Submissions for Bethcar Children’s Home and Australian Christian Churches published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the Bethcar Children’s Home and the Australian Christian Churches public hearings on its website.

Date: December 19 2014

submissions for case study 17 on the retta dixon home public hearing

Submissions for Case Study 17 on the Retta Dixon Home public hearing

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear oral submissions in relation to the Retta Dixon Home public hearing on Monday 17 November 2014.

Date: November 13 2014

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Satyananda Yoga Ashram

Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Satyananda Yoga Ashram

The Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 2 December 2014 at 10:00am.

Date: November 11 2014

royal commission releases report on parramatta training school for girls and the institution for girls in hay

Royal Commission releases report on Parramatta Training School for Girls and the Institution for Girls in Hay

The report of Case Study No. 7 concerning child sexual abuse at the Parramatta Training School for Girls and the Institution for Girls in Hay was tabled in the Commonwealth parliament today.

Date: November 10 2014

submissions for case study 15 into swimming australia published

Submissions for Case Study 15 into Swimming Australia published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published written submissions for the Swimming Australia public hearing on its website.

Date: November 7 2014

submissions for case study 12 public hearing published

Submissions for Case Study 12 public hearing published

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions into the Perth school public hearing on its website.

Date: November 6 2014

royal commission chair justice peter mcclellan delivers speech to mark blue knot day

Royal Commission Chair delivers speech to mark Blue Knot Day

The Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Justice Peter McClellan, today addressed an event to mark Blue Knot Day at Parliament House in Canberra.

Date: October 27 2014

Royal Commission releases findings on the North Coast Children’s Home

Royal Commission releases findings on the North Coast Children’s Home

A report published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has found the Anglican Diocese of Grafton denied responsibility for sexual abuse that took place at a children’s home established by its local rector on church land.

Date: October 27 2014

Research reveals a dark history of children’s institutions in Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse this week released three research reports that shed light on the history of child protection legislation in Australia, out-of-home care residential institutions and past inquiries that have reviewed these institutions.

Date: October 24 2014

14th International Criminal Law Congress 2014

Justice Peter McClellan Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, delivered an address to the 14th International Criminal Law Congress 2014 in Melbourne in October.

Date: October 23 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

Indigenous communities in the Top End are encouraged to learn more about the Royal Commission and share their story of child sexual abuse in an institution.

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 Royal Commission is holding a public hearing in Sydney from 7 October 2014 at 10.30am.

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

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

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

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

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

People who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing are invited to attend a community information session in Parramatta on Monday 4 August 2014, to find out more about the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Date: July 18 2014

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

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

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.

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

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

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 new south wales

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: March 27 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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, between 1950-1974, while residing in two institutions which were within the responsibility of the NSW Government...

Date: February 10 2014

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

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

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

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

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, ‘Justice for Victims: Addressing or Alleviating the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions’.

Date: December 6 2013

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 and have subsequently made a claim to the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide since 2004, to contact the Royal Commission.

Date: November 26 2013

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

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

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

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

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is returning to Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia this week to hear from people who suffered institutional child sexual abuse.

Date: November 6 2013

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

The Royal Commission’s third issues paper on Creating Child Safe Institutions has attracted more than 50 submissions*, including from the Salvation Army, Australian Human Rights Commission and the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

Date: October 30 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: September 11 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: July 29 2013