Issues Papers

The Royal Commission releases issues papers on topics of interest to its work and recommendations, to allow organisations and individuals an opportunity to provide their opinions and expertise in an open forum. These written responses to issues papers are called submissions.

Most submissions are published on the Royal Commission website. However, a person making a submission can request for it not to be. If any material in a submission raises concerns about privacy or fairness, the Royal Commission may publish it with that material removed or decide not to publish it at all. Authors will be informed about such a decision. 

Current issues papers open for submission

Title: Issues Paper 11
Subject:

Catholic Church Final Hearing

Submissions due: 1 July 2016

Make a submission

You can write a submission of any length in response to the topic and/or specific questions raised and submit via email or mail.

Write: GPO Box 5283, Sydney NSW 2001


Closed issues papers

Issues Paper 10, Advocacy and Support and Therapeutic Treatment Services

Closing date: 30 November 2015 View public submissions


Issues paper 9, Risk of child sexual abuse in schools


Closing date: 31 August 2015 View public submissions

Issues paper 8, Experience of police and prosecution responses

Personal submissions are currently being reviewed for privacy and procedural fairness concerns, and they are not being published at this stage.

Closing date: 31 July 2015 View public submissions

Issues paper 7, Statutory victims of crime compensation schemes


Closing date: 30 June 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 6, Redress Schemes


Closing date: 2 June 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 5, Civil Litigation


Closing date: 17 March 2014 View public submissions

Issues Paper 4, Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out-of-Home Care


Closing date: 8 November 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 3, Child Safe Institutions


Closing date: 11 October 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 2, Towards Healing


Closing date: 4 September 2013 View public submissions

Issues Paper 1, Working with Children Check


Closing date: 12 August 2013 View public submissions