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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.

Public hearing into the response of the Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell

Public hearing into the response of the Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell

8 September 2016

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire into the response of Catholic Church authorities to allegations of child sexual abuse by John Joseph Farrell.

Research reveals new insights on children’s views of safety

Research reveals new insights on children’s views of safety

7 September 2016

A survey of over 1,000 children and young people reveals that over 40 percent would feel uncomfortable talking to an adult at school if they were in a situation where an adult or other young person made them feel uncomfortable.

Call for submissions about various institutions

Call for submissions about various institutions

6 September 2016

The Royal Commission will be holding public hearings in December 2016 into the current policies and procedures of each institution named in relation to child protection and child-safe standards.

Criminal justice consultation paper released

Criminal justice consultation paper released

5 September 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse has released a consultation paper on criminal justice issues in child sexual abuse cases.

Consultation paper on records and recordkeeping released

Consultation paper on records and recordkeeping released

2 September 2016

The Royal Commission has released a consultation paper that addresses records and record keeping practices in relation to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

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