Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: The Constitutionality of a Royal Commission
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 14-19, 2013
8 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2013 Last revised: 28 Aug 2013
Date Written: January 3, 2013
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
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