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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.

Report into sporting clubs released

Report into sporting clubs released

30 November 2016

The Royal Commission's report into Case Study 39 - The response of certain football (soccer) and tennis and cricket organisations to allegations of child sexual abuse, was released today.

Report into Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne released

Report released into Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne

29 November 2016

The Royal Commission's report into Case Study 22 - the response of Yeshiva Bondi and Yeshivah Melbourne to allegations of child sexual abuse made against people associated with those institutions - was released today.

Submissions for public hearing into Church of England Boys’ Society published

Submissions for public hearing into Church of England Boys’ Society published

29 November 2016

The Royal Commission has published the written submissions for the public hearing into the Church of England Boys' Society and the Anglican Dioceses of Tasmania, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane on its website.

Report into Jehovah’s Witness organisations released

Report into Jehovah’s Witness organisations released

28 November 2016

The Royal Commission's report of Case Study 29: The response of the Jehovah's Witnesses and Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia Ltd to allegations of child sexual abuse was released today.

Model bill to amend evidence laws released for consultation

Model bill to amend evidence laws released for consultation

25 November 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today released model legislation to amend evidence laws. The model Bill aims to allow for greater admissibility of tendency and coincidence evidence and facilitate more joint trials.

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