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 before the end of 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 process is being undertaken 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 will also seek views on the recommendation of the Royal Commission for a national memorial to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.