Archived News Item

Rockhampton Royal Commission concludes

After seven days of testimony the Royal Commission’s public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage Neerkol has concluded. The hearing inquired into the experiences of a number of men and women who were residents at the orphanage between 1940 and 1975.

The commission heard responses of the Sisters of Mercy, the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton and the State Government about complaints of child sexual abuse which took place at the orphanage.

The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea and the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton have issued a Joint Statement.  READ HERE     

Further information regarding ISMAPNG and the protection of children and vulnerable people can be read HERE.