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Royal Commission to hold public hearing into Church of England Boys' Society

30 November 2015

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing commencing Wednesday 27 January 2016 at the Federal Court in Hobart.

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

  1. The experiences of survivors of child sexual abuse by lay people and/or clergy involved in or associated with the Church of England Boys’ Society.
  2. The responses of the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane to allegations of child sexual abuse made against lay people and/or clergy involved in or associated with the Church of England Boys’ Society, including Louis Daniels, Garth Hawkins, Robert Brandenberg, Simon Jacobs and John Elliott.
  3. The systems, policies and procedures in place within the Church of England Boys’ Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane in relation to:
    1. youth camps and activities
    2. raising and responding to concerns and complaints about child sexual abuse.
  4. Any related matters.

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