Apologies Received

This page presents the apologies received from Governments and Past Providers of Institutional Care following Inquiries into Care Leavers. Please click on the more link to view the whole apology.

  • Apology from: A bishop's remark, not parents' grief, opens old wounds

    Regarding: Papal Apology:

    Following the comments by Bishop Anthony Fisher, The Age ran an editorial condemning the statements and pointing out how mis-steps in handling abuse allegations had undermined the value of any Papal apology.

  • Apology from: ABC News

    Regarding: Reforms must follow Pope's Apology:

    Written the day after the Pope's arrival in Australia. Victim's Rights groups call for changes in policy to follow the Pope's Apology.

  • Apology from: Anglican Church of Australia

    Regarding: Senate Inquiry:

    The Anglican Church of Australia sincerely apologises to the children whose experiences in institutional and out-of-home care provided by the Anglican Church caused them hurt, distress, and harm

  • Apology from: Apology By The General of the Salvation Army General Shaw Clifton

    Regarding: To Care Leavers of Salvation Army Homes:

    On the 7th December 2010, an Apology was read by Commissioner Barry Swanson written by The General of the Salvation Army General Shaw Clifton.

  • Apology from: Canadian Prime Minister

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    On 11 June 2008, the Canadian Prime Minister offered a full apology on behalf of Canadians for the Indian Residential Schools system.

    The treatment of children in Indian Residential Schools is a sad chapter in our history.

  • Apology from: CLAN President, Jim Luthy Response to Salvation Army Apology

    Regarding: Salvation Army Apology:

    On the 7th December 2010, the Salvation Army hosted a public Apology to former Care Leavers who resided in the Salvation Army Homes.  Jim Luthy, President of CLAN, responded to the Salvation Army's Apology.

  • Apology from: Full text of Pope's sex abuse apology

    Regarding: Hindustan Times:

    An alternative transcript of the apology which includes the entire Homily. Website can be hard to open or slow to respond.

  • Apology from: Papal Apology

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    CLAN yesterday called for an apoplogy to care-leavers by the Pope during his Australian stay for World Youth Day:

  • Apology from: Premier, The Hon. Mike Rann

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    n 17 June 2008, South Australia issued a formal apology to those who suffered or witnessed abuse or neglect in State care. The apology took the form of a motion moved by the Premier, the Hon. Mike Rann, in the State legislative assembly. The ...

  • Apology from: Shared Government and Church Apology

    Regarding: South Australian Inquiry:

    Shared Government and Church Apology to those harmed in State Care in South Australia during their Childhood. We the Government of South Australia and the Churches recognize that some children and young people who were placed in our care suffered abuse that has impacted ...

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