The royal commission investigating institutional responses to child sex abuse has handed down its interim report, but says it has not yet compiled enough information to make any recommendations.
It is calling for another two years to complete its work, as well $104 million in extra funding.
The royal commission says it has identified several main themes from the many personal stories it has heard.
The themes include repeated abuse and multiple perpetrators, barriers to reporting the abuse and adults that have systematically failed to protect children.
However, it says it is not clear how prevalent abuse has been, or continues to be, in institutions.
The royal commission says its initial research shows 90 per cent of perpetrators were male.
It has found that it took 22 years on average for victims to report abuse, with men taking longer than women.
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