JOINT RESPONSE - ROYAL COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
A joint response from CRA and the ACBC to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was released publicly on 31 August 2018.
One of the recommendations of the Royal Commission was that institutions report to the Commonwealth Parliament by 15 December, annually for five years. The ACBC and CRA have submitted a Joint Report to the National Office for Child Safety (NOCS) on the Catholic Church’s implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations in compliance with Recommendation 17.3.
NOCS published the Australian Government’s Annual Report online on 14 December 2018. It will be publishing the non-government institution reports soon on the same website.
The Truth, Justice and Healing Council reports can be found at www.tjhcouncil.org.au. The Truth Justice and Healing Council was set up by CRA and the ACBC to represent the Church in the Royal Commission. The Council concluded its work in mid-2018.
Church governance review commences
The national review of the governance and management structures of Catholic dioceses and parishes, in accordance with recommendation 16.7 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has commenced. Read the media release and governance review project plan.