Royal Commission

The Australian Government announced a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in November 2012. Terms of Reference were established and six Commissioners were appointed on 11 January 2013.

Private sessions allowed survivors to share their story in person with the Royal Commission. Thousands of people have shared their story and the Royal Commission closed registrations for private sessions on 30 September 2016.


The Commissioners: (left to right) Mr Bob Atkinson AO APM, Professor Helen Milroy, Justice Peter McClellan AM (Chair), Justice Jennifer Coate, Mr Robert Fitzgerald AM and Mr Andrew Murray.

Lotus Place staff supported people who experienced childhood abuse in an institutional setting through the process of registering with the Royal Commission in several ways:

  • we provided information
  • assisted people to participate
  • referred people to appropriate services.

For more information please contact Lotus Place.

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