Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Constitutionality of a Royal Commission

Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 14-19, 2013

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/62

8 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2013 Last revised: 28 Aug 2013

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Luke Beck

Monash University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 3, 2013

Abstract

Late in 2012, the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced a national Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse. This article sets out the background to the Royal Commission and examines whether the Australian Constitution permits such an inquiry to be held.

Keywords: Royal Commissions, child sexual abuse, separation of powers, persona designata, institutional integrity, free exercise of religion

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Beck, Luke, Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Constitutionality of a Royal Commission (January 3, 2013). Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 14-19, 2013; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 13/62. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2305728

Luke Beck (Contact Author)

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

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