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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.

Australian oversight bodies inconsistent in protecting children from sexual abuse in institutions

Australian oversight bodies inconsistent in protecting children from sexual abuse in institutions

10 April 2017

A new research report finds Australian oversight bodies have inconsistent scope and powers in protecting children from sexual abuse in institutions.

Submissions for public hearing into Anglican Diocese of Newcastle published

Submissions for public hearing into Anglican Diocese of Newcastle published

6 April 2017

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle today.

Justice McClellan addresses Australian Lawyers Alliance Conference

Justice McClellan addresses Australian Lawyers Alliance Conference

17 March 2017

The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, addressed the Australian Lawyers Alliance 2017 NSW State Conference in Sydney on Friday 17 March 2017.

Research finds lack of coordination in child sexual abuse prevention

Research finds lack of coordination in child sexual abuse prevention

15 March 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new research report that finds there are limited programs and services to help prevent child sexual abuse and those that do exist are not well coordinated.

Research compares the recruitment and support of carers in out-of-home care across Australia

Research compares the recruitment and support of carers in out-of-home care across Australia

14 March 2017

The Royal Commission has released a new research report examining carer recruitment, training and support policies and processes in place across Australia that aim to enhance the safety of children in out-of-home care and prevent sexual abuse.

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