National Apology to Victims and Survivors of
Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, will deliver a National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on
Monday, 22 October 2018.
The Australian Government's decision to deliver this National Apology follows the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse releasing its final report in December 2017.
In March 2018, the Government appointed an independent, survivor-focused Reference Group to advise it on the form and content of the National Apology.
A national consultation was undertaken from May to July 2018 by the National Apology Reference Group to reach out to survivors, their families and support people, to inform the content of the National Apology and the ceremony where it will be delivered.
The consultation also sought views on the recommendation of the Royal Commission for a national memorial to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
Information about attending the National Apology will soon be available on the website and will be sent out to subscribers on the mailing list.
National Apology Information Line – 1800 604 604
The National Apology Information Line – 1800 604 604 – enables survivors and supporters of survivors to seek further information about the National Apology or to seek information about arrangements for the National Apology ceremony on 22 October 2018 once finalised.