The Royal Commission holds formal public hearings to examine evidence about child sexual abuse and how institutions responded to allegations of abuse. Each public hearing examines a different case study.

Following the conclusion of each public hearing, case study reports will be released on findings and recommendations. All available reports are listed below.


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Report of Case Study No. 3

Anglican Diocese of Grafton's response to child sexual abuse at the North Coast Children's Home.
Report of Case Study No. 6

The response of a primary school and the Toowoomba Catholic Education Office to the conduct of Gerard Byrnes.
Report of Case Study No. 7

Child sexual abuse at the Parramatta Training School for Girls and the Institution for Girls in Hay.
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
Report of Case Study No. 11

Congregation of Christian Brothers in Western Australia response to child sexual abuse at Castledare Junior Orphanage, St Vincent's Orphanage Clontarf, St Mary's Agricultural School Tardun and Bindoon Farm School.
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.
Report of Case Study No. 13

The hearing examined the response of the Marist Brothers to allegations of child sexual abuse in schools in the ACT, NSW and Queensland.
Report of Case Study No. 14

The response of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong to allegations of child sexual abuse, and related criminal proceedings, against John Gerard Nestor, a priest of the Diocese.
Report of Case Study No. 15

The hearing examined the response of Swimming Australia Ltd to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Report of Case Study No. 16

The public hearing inquired into the principles, practices and procedures of the Melbourne Response adopted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Report of Case Study No. 17

The public hearing inquired into the experiences of men and women who were sexually abused as children at the Retta Dixon Home.
Report of Case Study No. 18

The response of the Australian Christian Churches and affiliated Pentecostal churches to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Report of Case Study No. 19

The public hearing inquired into the responses of the State to child sexual abuse at Bethcar Children's Home in Brewarrina, New South Wales.
Report of Case Study No. 20

The public hearing inquired into the responses by the Hutchins School and the Anglican Archdiocese of Tasmania to allegations of child sexual abuse at the school.
Report of Case Study No. 21

The response of the Satyananda Yoga Ashram at Mangrove Mountain to allegations of child sexual abuse by the ashram's former spiritual leader in the 1970s and 1980s
Report of Case Study No. 23

The response of Knox Grammar School and the Uniting Church of Australia to allegations of child sexual abuse at Knox Grammar School in Wahroonga, New South Wales
Report of Case Study No. 26

The response of Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the Queensland Government to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Joseph's Orphanage, Neerkol.
Report of Case Study No. 27

The response of health care service providers and regulators in New South Wales and Victoria to allegations of child sexual abuse.
Report of Case Study No. 30

The response of Turana, Winlaton and Baltara, Victoria Police and the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria to allegations of child sexual abuse
Report of Case Study No. 33

The response of The Salvation Army (Southern Territory) to allegations of child sexual abuse at children’s homes that it operated