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.

In its second visit to the region, Royal Commission staff are meeting with Aboriginal and other community organisations and service providers in Broome and Kununurra from 31 March to 11 April 2014.

Royal Commission CEO Janette Dines said the visit provides an opportunity to share information about the work of the Royal Commission and encourage survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who wish to share their story to the Royal Commission to come forward.

“We strongly encourage all survivors who wish to share their story, particularly in a private session with a Commissioner, to register their interest with the Royal Commission,” Ms Dines said.

“All survivors will be given the opportunity to tell their story to the Royal Commission, including those living in regional and remote areas."

“The Royal Commission is committed to giving regional and remote communities a voice in this process."

“The information gathered during this visit will help the Royal Commission determine which institutions and issues require further investigation.”

The Royal Commission previously met with Aboriginal and other community groups in Broome, Fitzroy Crossing, Halls Creek and Kununurra on a visit to the region last August.

The Royal Commission encourages people who were sexually abused as children in an Australian institution to register to tell their story to the Royal Commission by phoning us on 1800 099 340 or emailing us at contact@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

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