Letters & emails received
Private sessions held
Referrals to authorities (including police)
The Hon. Justice
Peter McClellan AM
The Hon. Justice
Bob Atkinson AO APM
Robert Fitzgerald AM
Julia Gillard, ex-Prime Minister, announces the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Royal Commissions Act 1902 (Cth) was amended to allow for private sessions, the first private session was held on 7 May 2013 in Sydney.
The first public hearing was held at the County Court of Victoria, since then 57 public hearings were conducted.
Individuals and organisations were invited to contribute responses to issues raised.
Roundtables enable representatives, regulators, policy experts, academics, survivors and advocacy groups to discuss key policy issues.
The Report into Case Study No. 1: The response of institutions to the conduct of Steven Larkins, was released.
The report outlined why we are here, what we have done, what we are learning and what we need to do next.
The Australian Government announced its decision to extend the Royal Commission until 15 December 2017.
Individuals and organisations were invited to contribute responses through consultations papers.
This report contains the Royal Commission’s final recommendations on Working With Children Checks.
This report contains the Royal Commission’s final recommendations on redress and civil litigation.
Making institutions child safe through examining the key elements to encourage child safe standards.
This report contains the Royal Commission’s final recommendations on the response of the criminal justice system to victims of institutional CSA.
A book that gave people an opportunity to share a message about their experience and hopes for creating a safer future for children.
Message to Australia enabled people who have bravely shared their stories to the Royal Commission to send a short message to the Australian community.
Read stories of people who have shared their experience of abuse. Content warning: some material is confronting and disturbing.
More than 8000 people shared their stories in person in a private session with a Commissioner of the Royal Commission.