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Media releases

The Royal Commission recognises that the media has an important role to play in reporting on its work. Media coverage resulting from the Royal Commission’s activities improves community understanding of the issues being examined.

The Royal Commission encourages sensitive, ethical reporting of the issues and requests that, wherever possible, the contact details of support services are included in media reports such as Lifeline because survivors of child sexual abuse are often traumatised by the abuse suffered and the impact can be life-long.

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan at Royal Commission public hearing

Two case study reports delivered to governments

12 December 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has delivered two reports to the Governor-General and Governments: Case Study 43 - The response of Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse in the Maitland–Newcastle region and Case Study 44 – The response of the Catholic Dioceses of Armidale and Parramatta to allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest.

Report of Case Study No. 42: The responses of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse

Report into Anglican Diocese of Newcastle released

7 December 2017

A redacted version of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report into Case Study 42 - The responses of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle to instances and allegations of child sexual abuse was released.

Report of Case Study No. 28: Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat

Report into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat released

6 December 2017

A redacted version of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report into Case Study 28 – Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat was released.

Report of Case Study No. 35: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Report into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne released

5 December 2017

A redacted version of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s report of Case Study 35 – Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne was released.

Commissioners at Royal Commission public hearing

Final sitting marks the end of the Royal Commission

14 November 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will sit on 14 December to publicly mark the conclusion of the five-year long inquiry.

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