National apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse

13 Jun, 2018

The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, has announced that he will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on October 22 this year.

This announcement follows the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the release of its final report in December 2017.

Relationships Australia WA welcomes the announcement of the National Apology and the consultation process being undertaken.

Mr Turnbull also confirmed Western Australia was also joining the national redress scheme for victims of abuse, the last of the states and territories to sign on.

A national redress scheme to compensate victims will start on July 1.

The Prime Minister said 104 of the commission's 122 recommendations relating to the Commonwealth would be adopted, including the establishment of a national office for child safety.

Survivors of child sexual abuse or those affected by the Royal Commission, the National Apology or the National Apology consultation process can contact our Royal Commission Support Service for free, comprehensive support.
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