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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.

Public hearing into the response to children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools

Public hearing into the response to children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools

7 October 2016

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response to children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools.

New report notes risks for victims, perpetrators and institutions

New report notes risks for victims, perpetrators and institutions

5 October 2016

The Royal Commission has released a literature review examining international evidence of risk and protective factors for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

New research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse released

New research on perpetrators of child sexual abuse released

29 September 2016

A new research report examines available evidence regarding the characteristics, motivations and offending behaviour of child sexual abuse perpetrators in both institutional and non-institutional contexts.

Reminder to register for private sessions by 30 September

Reminder to register for private sessions by 30 September

26 September 2016

Survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are reminded that they must register with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse by Friday 30 September 2016 if they wish to have a private session

New research identifies need for a national study into prevalence of child maltreatment

New research identifies need for a national study into prevalence of child maltreatment

22 September 2016

Research conducted for the Royal Commission has considered the feasibility and need for a comprehensive study into the prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia.

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