Public hearing into children with harmful sexual behaviours in schools
The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing into the response to children with problematic or harmful sexual behaviours in schools starting on 20 October 2016 at the Commission's hearing rooms in Sydney.
As part of this hearing the Commission will investigate 10 different institutions including seven schools, two government agencies and the Association of Independent Schools NSW.
While the Royal Commission has advised that St Ignatius College, Riverview, is not being investigated for any abuse at the school it will be looking into the way the school responded to a student who is alleged to have been sexually abused at another school.
Psychologist and expert in safeguarding children's rights
Fr Zollner is professor in the university's Institute of Psychology and serves as President of the Centre for Child Protection at the Gregorian.
Over the past decade, Fr Zollner has become an articulate, leading, sought-after expert and prolific author in the area of the safeguarding of minors and child sexual abuse prevention as well as in the area of spirituality of priesthood and consecrated life.
Child sex abuse victims say they are "gutted and disgusted" after debate was stalled on whether to remove a six-year limit for survivors to take legal action in Western Australia.
The six-year statute of limitations on taking civil action for compensation has been criticised, given victims might not talk about their abuse for longer than six years or the negative psychological effects can take a long time to manifest.
That statute has already been removed in Victoria and NSW.
25 October 2016: CSSA Leaders Summit, CLC Melbourne 25 October 2016: St Roch's Parish Pastoral Council, Glen Iris 27 October 2016: Catholic Theological College SRC, Melbourne 2 November 2016: "Lookout" Monthly Meeting, Healesville 3 November 2016: The Quality of Mercy presentation, Melbourne 8 November 2016: Spirituality in the Pub, Notting Hill, Victoria