PM announces Royal Commission details

PM announces Royal Commission details

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has today announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in religious institutions.

Ms Gillard has announced the Chief commissioner will be NSW Surpeme Court Judge Justice Peter McClellan, to be assisted by five other commissioners.

The Commission must provide an interim report to the government by June 30 2014, with the aim of wrapping up the inquiry by December 2015.

Attorney-General Nicola Roxon says the Commission will try to work efficiently, but says they will have as much time as they need.

Ms Gillard says Australia need to have this Royal Commission, to allow those who have falled victims to such a terrible crime to have their voicer heard.

She’s confirmed the Commission will not include child sexual abuse within the home, or child abuse that is not of a sexual nature.

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