important dates for the Royal Commission.

13 September 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse is in the process of drawing to a close, with its final report due at the end of 2017. Accordingly, they are making arrangements about finalising matters between now and then.

If you have not yet made a written statement to the Royal Commission about childhood sex abuse, and you still want to, your statement must be submitted to them by 15 November 2017.

If you have had a private session, and want to prepare a message to Australia as discussed at your private session, the message must be received by the Royal Commission by 31 October 2017.

If you have provided the Royal Commission with personal items in the course of your private session, and you would like those items returned to you, you must make a request no later than 29 September 2017. If you do not, the items will be destroyed.

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