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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 identifies promising approaches for children with harmful or problem sexual behaviours

Research identifies promising approaches for children with harmful or problem sexual behaviours

30 May 2017

The Royal Commission has released a new research report that finds children with problem or harmful sexual behaviours should have access to effective therapeutic services.

Vale Anthony Foster

Vale Anthony Foster

27 May 2017

Chair of the Royal Commission Justice Peter McClellan said the Commissioners and staff of the Royal Commission are deeply saddened by the death of Anthony Foster. We extend our condolences to Chrissie Foster and her family.

Justice McClellan addresses National Council of Churches

Justice McClellan addresses National Council of Churches

16 May 2017

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission addressed the National Council of Churches Conference in Melbourne on Tuesday 16 May, 2017.

Symposium on creating child safe institutions to be held

Symposium on creating child safe institutions to be held

27 April 2017

Researchers from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the Australian Catholic University will next month present findings from three research projects on child safe institutions.

Justice McClellan addresses the Modern Prosecutor Conference

Justice McClellan addresses the Modern Prosecutor Conference

13 April 2017

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, addressed the Modern Prosecutor Conference in Melbourne on Thursday 13 April, 2017.

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