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Report into sporting clubs released

The Royal Commission’s Report into Case Study No. 39 - The response of certain football (soccer) and tennis and cricket organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse, was released today.

Date: November 30 2016

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Report into Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne released

The Royal Commission’s Report into Case Study 22 – The response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse made against people associated with those institutions, was released today.

Date: November 29 2016

Counsel Assisting Naomi Sharp speaking at Royal Commission public hearing

Submissions for public hearing into Church of England Boys’ Society published

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.

Date: November 29 2016

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Report into Jehovah’s Witness organisations released

The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study No. 29 - The response of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia Ltd to allegations of child sexual abuse, was released today.

Date: November 28 2016

Commissioners and legal staff in Royal Commission public hearing

Model bill to amend evidence laws released for consultation

Model legislation has been released to amend evidence laws. The model Bill aims to allow for greater admissibility of tendency and coincidence evidence and facilitate more joint trials.

Date: November 25 2016

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Submissions to criminal justice consultation paper published

The Royal Commission has published more than 70 submissions received from a range of individuals and organisations in response to its consultation paper on criminal justice issues.

Date: November 24 2016

Commissioners in Royal Commission public hearing

Public hearing into criminal justice issues and consultation paper

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing on Monday, 28 November 2016.

Date: November 17 2016

Commissioners and legal staff in Royal Commission public hearing

Final hearings into various institutions

The Royal Commission will hold a series of public hearings to inquire into the current policies and procedures of the following institutions in relation to child protection and child-safe standards, including responding to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Date: November 14 2016

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan and Commissioner Bob Atkinson at Royal Commission public hearing

Public hearing into Anglican Diocese of Newcastle to resume in Sydney

The Royal Commission will continue its public hearing into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Case Study 42) in Sydney on 16 November 2016.

Date: November 10 2016

Commissioners and legal staff in Royal Commission public hearing

Submissions for public hearing into Geelong Grammar published

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the experiences of former students of Geelong Grammar School, Victoria.

Date: November 9 2016

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Research report on disability and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts released

The Royal Commission has released a research report which suggests that up to 14 per cent of children with disability are likely to experience sexual abuse.

Date: November 7 2016

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan speaking into microphone at Royal Commission public hearing

Call for submissions about various religious institutions

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing in February 2017 into the current policies and procedures of a number of religious institutions in relation to child protection and child-safe standards.

Date: November 3 2016