The Royal Commission is inquiring into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
It is investigating where systems have failed to protect children and make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices to prevent and better respond to child sexual abuse in institutions.
The Commissioners can look at private, public or non-government organisations that is, or was in the past, involved with children, including government agencies, schools, sporting clubs, orphanages, foster care and religious organisations.
The Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM has been appointed Chair of the Commission. There are give other commissioners and all have been appointed for three years however there have already been suggestions the commission could well be much longer.
For all information on the commission you can visit the official website here http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx