Dates for the next public hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Ballarat have been announced. The third part of public hearings into child sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy within Ballarat institutions will be held at the Ballarat Magistrates Court from February 22 to 26. The hearing will examine the knowledge of the Christian Brothers in Ballarat and their response to the allegations of the sexual abuse of children at schools across Ballarat.
It will also continue to discern how much church figures and authorities, including police, knew about the serial sexual abuse of children that occurred across the Ballarat diocese for decades. Details: childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au