National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

On Monday 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the House of Representatives. The apology follows the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which was delivered to the Australian Government on 15 December 2017.

Following the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, will deliver a response in the House of Representatives.

Watching the National Apology

The National Apology will be televised live throughout Australia.

Events in the House of Representatives can also be streamed at aph.gov.au/live. A replay of the National Apology will be available later in the day on the House of Representatives’ YouTube and Facebook pages. 

State and territory governments, and some survivor support organisations, will be hosting local Apology viewing events around Australia, which are for survivors not located in Canberra on the day. For more information, visit the National Apology website.

Schedule

Events in the House of Representatives:

11:00am: National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse to be delivered by the Prime Minister

11:20am: Leader of the Opposition to respond

The Address will be followed by a Ceremony in the Great Hall at 12.00 noon.

For a full schedule of events on the day, visit the National Apology website.

More Information

For more information about the National Apology, visit the National Apology website.

For information about attending Parliament House, including parking, public transport and accessibility information, please visit our Visit Parliament website

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