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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.

Submissions for public hearing into disability service providers published

Submissions for public hearing into disability service providers published

16 December 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published the written submissions for the public hearing into disability service providers on its website.

Submissions for public hearing into Australian Defence Force published

Submissions for public hearing into Australian Defence Force published

9 December 2016

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the Australian Defence Force today.

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Maitland-Newcastle to resume in Sydney

Public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Maitland-Newcastle to resume in Sydney

2 December 2016

The Royal Commission will continue its public hearing into Catholic Church authorities in Maitland-Newcastle (Case Study 43) on Friday 9 December 2016 for one day in Sydney.

Research report identifies aspects of organisational culture that may encourage child sexual abuse

Research report identifies aspects of organisational culture that may encourage child sexual abuse

1 December 2016

The Royal Commission has released a new research report investigating the role of organisational culture in institutional child sexual abuse. The research also identifies factors that can lead to successful organisational change and prevent child sexual abuse in institutions.

Submissions for public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School

Submissions for public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul’s School

1 December 2016

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into Brisbane Grammar School and St Paul's School in Queensland on its website.

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