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Queensland will 'co-operate fully' with youth detention Royal Commission if asked: AG says

Brisbane Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Queensland will "co-operate fully" if the Turnbull Government decides to broaden the Royal Commission into youth detention concerns in other states, Attorney General Yvette D'Ath said on Tuesday.

NT juvenile detention: Territory Government shouldn't be part of royal commission, former judge says

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Mr Turnbull said the royal commission would be held in conjunction with the NT Government but Justice Nicholson said the Territory Government was part of the problem.

Labor supports NT royal commission

Sky News Australia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Dreyfus told Sky News' David Speers he had earlier rung Attorney General George Brandis to confirm Labor's support for the announced royal commission which he says he hopes will lead to 'systemic change'. Dreyfus says separate investigations should ...

Trade Union Royal Commission shows its worth

The Australian Financial Review - ‎8 hours ago‎
The wheels of justice turn ever so slowly but they appear to be grinding their way towards validating the worth of the Trade Union Royal Commission (TURC) led by Dyson Heydon. On Tuesday, the raid on the Canberra headquarters of the Construction, ...

A royal commission isn't enough to fix racist state's treatment of Indigenous people

The Age - ‎14 hours ago‎
In part, it said: "If the Royal Commission becomes just another report that gathers dust, how can Aboriginal people expect anything from the reconciliation process?
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Back-to-back Hunter Royal Commission hearings

Newcastle Herald - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold a public hearing into the Catholic Church in the Hunter almost immediately after an Anglican Church public hearing in Newcastle from August 2. Back-to-back hearings will ...
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Alleged abuse victim's family were asked to pay school fees, royal commission told

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The family of a boy who was allegedly molested by a staff member at a Catholic school in Sydney's south-west was asked to pay thousands of dollars in school fees after the child left the institution, according to evidence before a royal commission. The ...

Lack of evidence in union cases

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Damning and systemic evidence of corrupt behaviour tendered to the $60 million, 21-month Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption faces going unpunished, as cases are dropped or not pursued.
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Child may have seen sex "on television": Royal Commission told

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A disability support group dismissed concerns about a 10-year-old girl's sexualised behaviour by suggesting she could have "seen it on television", a royal commission has heard. The inquiry into disability organisations was told the 10-year-old ...
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NDIS may force employers to 'cut corners'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The rapid expansion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme may place pressure on employers to "cut corners" when hiring staff, a royal commission has heard. The inquiry into sexual abuse in disability services was told that a national system of ...
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Disability group wanted sex abuse claim 'kept quiet'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
A disability support group refused to act on allegations that an employee sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in his care because it feared losing funding, a royal commission has heard. The alleged victim's mother, Maree Welch, wept as she told the ...

Church abuse survivor urges victims to get help ahead of royal commission hearings in Newcastle

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
A Hunter clergy sexual abuse survivor and victims advocate is urging fellow victims to seek professional help if a royal commission hearing raises issues for them. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold ...

Alleged paedophile should have been questioned: Royal Commission hears

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
An alleged sexual predator who left Australia following claims he abused three children with disability in his care should have been the subject of a thorough police investigation, a royal commission has heard. The disability support worker from the ...

Indigenous suicide is a humanitarian crisis. We need a royal commission

The Guardian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Indigenous suicide is a humanitarian crisis. We need a royal commission. Dameyon Bonson. After years on the frontline of Indigenous suicide prevention, I am laying down new rules of engagement, and they begin with self-determination.
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Lambie calls for Islam royal commission

SBS - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Outspoken independent senator Jacqui Lambie is calling for a royal commission into Islam in Australia. Senator Lambie's office on Tuesday released a graphic comparing a "big problem" with Islamic radicalisation to child molestation in the Australian ...
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Indigenous suicide: Thousands call for royal commission, prevention measures

ABC Online - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling for a royal commission into what researchers say are "catastrophic" levels of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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FSG Australia disability group defends its standards at child sexual abuse royal commission

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
A large disability group which a royal commission heard failed to protect children in its care has passed external audits with "flying colours", an inquiry has heard.

Statement from the Attorney-General - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse

My Sunshine Coast (press release) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Palaszczuk Government is working through a number of recommendations to respond to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, including the removal of the statute of limitation for child sexual abuse claims.