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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 suggests strong connection to culture can help protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from institutional sexual abuse

Research suggests strong connection to culture can help protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from institutional sexual abuse

12 July 2017

The Royal Commission has released a new research report that suggests strong connection to culture can help protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from sexual abuse in institutions.

Exhibits published about child sexual abuse in Catholic Church institutions

Exhibits published about child sexual abuse in Catholic Church institutions

10 July 2017

The Royal Commission has published documents relating to Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) and the Society of St Gerard Majella that were tendered during the public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Australia.

Research finds misconceptions about memory may affect child sexual abuse prosecutions

Research finds misconceptions about memory may affect child sexual abuse prosecutions

6 July 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new research report about how memory affects child sexual abuse prosecutions.

Research identifies four dimensions of risk of child sexual abuse in institutional settings

Research identifies four dimensions of risk of child sexual abuse in institutional settings

19 June 2017

The Royal Commission has released a new research report that identifies four dimensions of risk of child sexual abuse in institutional settings.

Report into disability service providers released

Report into disability service providers released

14 June 2017

The Royal Commission’s Report of Case Study 41 - Institutional responses to allegations of the sexual abuse of children with disability, was released today.

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