Royal commission begins new probe into sex abuse

SURVIVORS who reported child sexual abuse in an institution to police have been asked to tell their stories about interactions with officers and the courts.

The Royal Commission uncovering a history of sexual predation in some of Australia's largest institutions is turning its attention to police and the prosecutorial process.

The new inquiry follows testimonies given over 26 inquiries since 2013 about children being returned to church-run institutions after complaining about abuse to police, only for the mistreatment to continue.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said victims, family members, witnesses, support workers and institutions would be invited to give evidence.

The Commission will begin another public hearing into medical practices and hospitals today.

Submissions to the police inquiry can be made to criminaljustice@childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au by Monday, June 15.



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