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.
22 August 2017
The Royal Commission‘s report of Case Study 40 – The Response of the Australian Defence Force to allegations of child sexual abuse – was released today.
Submissions for public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools published
21 August 2017
The Royal Commission has published written submissions for the public hearing into children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools (Case Study 45).
Research explores the nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings
16 August 2017
Two new research reports, released by the Royal Commission, suggest that a significant proportion of reports to police of child sexual abuse in institutional settings involved another child as the person of interest.
14 August 2017
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.
2 August 2017
The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM, Chair of the Royal Commission addressed the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW Conference on Wednesday 2 August 2017.