Two more years for Royal Commission into child abuse

THE Royal Commission investigating institutional responses to child abuse will get an extra two years to complete its work.

Established by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Abbott government on Tuesday granted the request from Commissioner Justice Peter McClellan.

A statement from Attorney-General George Brandis confirmed the commission said it would be able to complete its expected remaining work within the extended timeframe.

The government has also given the commission an extra $125 million to hear more victims' stories, conduct further public hearings and issue more interim reports.

It is expected a final report will be released in December 2017.


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