Child abuse Royal Commission coming to Canberra to look into Marist

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THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has announced it will be holding hearings in Canberra on 10 June to investigate:

    1. The responses of the Marist Brothers, including schools operated by it, to allegations of child sexual abuse regarding Brother John Chute (aka Brother Kostka) and former Brother ZA.

    2. The steps taken by the Marist Brothers, including schools operated by it, to report allegations of child sexual abuse regarding Brother John Chute and former Brother ZA to the police.

    3. The response of agencies, including the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, to reports of child sexual abuse regarding Brother John Chute and former Brother ZA.

    4. The settling of compensation claims by Catholic Church Insurance and the Marist Brothers regarding allegations of child sexual abuse made against Brother John Chute and former Brother ZA.

    5. Any related matters.

Any person or institution who believes that they have a direct and substantial interest in the scope and purpose of the public hearing is invited to lodge a written application for leave to appear at the public hearing by 30 May 2014.

Applications for leave to appear should be made using the form available on the Royal Commission website.

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