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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.

The Royal Commission’s Terms of Reference require that its work does not prejudice current or future criminal or civil proceedings. For this reason, Commissioners have recommended the reports should not be released to the public at this time. It is expected that the reports will be made available to the public at a later date.

The report of Case Study 43 follows a public hearing held in Newcastle in August and September 2016 and in Sydney in December 2016. The hearing inquired into the Catholic Diocese’s response to allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest and Marist Brothers’ response to allegations of child sexual abuse against various Brothers. For more information on this hearing visit Case Study 43.

The report of Case Study 44 follows a public hearing held in Sydney in September 2016. The hearing inquired into the response of the Dioceses of Armidale and Parramatta to allegations of child sexual abuse against a priest. For more information on this hearing, visit Case Study 44.

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