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Case Study 16: The Melbourne Response

The Royal Commission held a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 18 to Tuesday 26 August 2014.

The public hearing inquired into the principles, practices and procedures of The Melbourne Response adopted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

The scope and purpose of the public hearing was to inquire into:

  1. The principles, practices and procedures of the Melbourne Response adopted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and their application in responding to:
    1. Victims of child sexual abuse; and
    2. Allegations of child sexual abuse against personnel of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
  2. The experience of people who have engaged in the Melbourne Response process, or otherwise sought redress from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
  3. Any other related matters.
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