Royal Commission to hold private sessions in Brisbane

2 July 2014

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold 12 days of private sessions in Brisbane over the next three weeks.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said all people affected by child sexual abuse while in the care of an Australian institution have the opportunity to tell the Royal Commission of their experiences in a private session.

“Throughout July, more than 45 survivors of child sexual abuse in Queensland will have the opportunity to tell the Royal Commission of their experiences, in a private session with a Commissioner.

“The information provided in private sessions will help the Royal Commission better understand how child sexual abuse in institutions can be prevented.

“So far, the Royal Commission has received more than 2,300 phone calls from people all over Queensland and held more than 1,800 private sessions including 351 in Queensland.

“While these private sessions have already been allocated, anyone who wants to have a private session can still register their interest by phoning 1800 099 340,” he said.

To protect the privacy of those involved, the location of private sessions is confidential.

If you were sexually abused as a child while in the care of an Australian institution, you can share your story to the Royal Commission by phoning 1800 099 340 or emailing contact [at]

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