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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.

Royal Commission calls for victims from the north coast children’s home

Royal Commission calls for victims from the North Coast Children’s Home

4 November 2013

The Royal Commission is calling on former residents of the North Coast Children's Home in Lismore NSW, who suffered child sexual abuse, to come forward.

Submissions published on Creating Child Safe Institutions

Royal Commission publishes submissions on Creating Child Safe Institutions

30 October 2013

The Royal Commission's third issues paper on Creating Child Safe Institutions has attracted more than 50 submissions*, including from the Salvation Army, Australian Human Rights Commission and the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

Public Hearing Commencing 18 November 2013

Public hearing commencing 18 November 2013

21 October 2013

The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing in Sydney commencing Monday 18 November 2013.

Public hearing starts on 21 October 2013

Royal Commission public hearing starts on 21 October 2013

16 October 2013

The Royal Commission will hold its second public hearing in Sydney, beginning on Monday 21 October 2013.

Royal Commission visits the Northern Territory

Royal Commission visits the Northern Territory

11 October 2013

The Royal Commission has been in the Northern Territory this week meeting with victims of child sexual abuse.

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