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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.

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

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

7 November 2016

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.

Call for submissions about various religious institutions

Call for submissions about various religious institutions

3 November 2016

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.

Submissions for public hearings into Ballarat and Melbourne Catholic Church authorities published

Submissions for public hearings into Ballarat and Melbourne Catholic Church authorities published

31 October 2016

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Ballarat and the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Listen and give us a say, children speak about their safety

26 October 2016

Researchers from Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Southern Cross University (SCU) will present findings involving 1,400 children and young people, including those with a disability.

Discussion paper on trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse released

Discussion paper on trauma-informed approaches to child sexual abuse released

25 October 2016

The Royal Commission has released a discussion paper examining the growing interest in trauma-informed care and the implementation of trauma-informed approaches to support survivors of trauma, including survivors of child sexual abuse.

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