Royal Commission Research

The Royal Commission is undertaking a comprehensive research program to support its work.The research program includes:

  • descriptive research to provide necessary background information
  • primary research undertaken to fill crucial evidence gaps and
  • research that summarises evidence to explore what is known and what works.

View the Royal Commission’s published research here.

To assist interested stakeholders the TJHC is providing summaries of some of the research undertaken by the Royal Commission.


TJHC Research summaries

September 2015
Hear no evil, see no evil: Understanding failure to identify and report child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
Full Report

July 2015
Sentencing for child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
Full Report

April 2015
TJHC Summary of Government Responses to Royal Commission Redress consultation paper
Government and other submissions

March 2015
Child sexual abuse prevention programs for pre schoolers: A synthesis of current evidence
Full Report 

16 February 2015
Scoping Review: Evaluations of pre-employment screening practices for child-related work that aim to prevent child sexual abuse
Full Report RC Media Release

August 2014
Mandatory reporting laws for child sexual abuse in Australia: A legislative history
Full Report

Historical review of sexual offence and child sexual abuse legislation in Australia: 1788-2013
Full Report

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The Council concluded its work on 30 April 2018 and is no longer distributing any material about its work.