Royal Commission to shed light on reality of child sex abuse

Daily Mercury

APN Newsdesk
2nd Apr 2013

THE much-anticipated Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold its first hearing on Wednesday.

Justice Peter McClellan, who is chairing the inquiry, will outline the work of the Royal Commission, while senior counsel assisting will deliver an opening address.

No evidence will be taken during the hearing, which is being held in Melbourne.

All six commissioners will be present for the hearing.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard bowed to growing pressure and established the royal commission late last year.

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