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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.

Officers to visit Ballarat and Bendigo

Royal Commission officers to visit Ballarat and Bendigo

26 February 2014

Officers of the Royal Commission will visit Ballarat and Bendigo this week.

First public hearing to be held in Adelaide

Royal Commission announces first public hearing to be held in Adelaide

18 February 2014

A public hearing will commence in Adelaide on 17 March 2014 into the responses into the responses by the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide and the South Australia Police to allegations of child sexual abuse at St Ann's Special School.

Royal Commission to inquire into the Catholic Church and Towards Healing

Royal Commission to inquire into the Catholic Church and Towards Healing

17 February 2014

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 10 March 2014 into the response of the Catholic Church.

Public hearing into Parramatta Girls Home to commence Wednesday 26 February

Public hearing into Parramatta Girls Home to commence Wednesday 26 February

10 February 2014

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Wednesday 26 February 2014 into the experience of women who were sexually abused as children, between 1950-1974, while residing in two institutions which were within the responsibility of the NSW Government...

Royal Commissioners visit Coffs Harbour for the first time

Royal Commissioners visit Coffs Harbour for the first time

6 February 2014

The Royal Commission, together with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre, will be holding a community information forum in Coffs Harbour on 12 February 2014.

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