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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.

Cover for Report of Case Study No. 40

Report into the Australian Defence Force released

22 August 2017

The Royal Commission‘s report of Case Study 40 – The Response of the Australian Defence Force to allegations of child sexual abuse – was released today.

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan at Royal Commission public hearing

Submissions for public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools published

21 August 2017

The Royal Commission has published written submissions for the public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools (Case Study 45).

Research explores the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings

Research explores the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings

16 August 2017

Two new research reports, released by the Royal Commission, suggest that a significant proportion of reports to police of child sexual abuse in institutional settings involved another child as the person of interest.

Report on Criminal Justice released

Report on Criminal justice released

14 August 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

Justice McClellan addresses the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference

Justice McClellan addresses the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference

2 August 2017

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission addressed the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference on Wednesday 2 August 2017.

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