National Apology

The Australian Government has listened to the Royal Commission, survivors and victims, their families and supporters. The Australian Government acknowledges that more needs to be done to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse in institutions.

On 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, apologised to victims and survivors of institutional child sexual abuse on behalf of the Australian Government, and all Australians.

The Prime Minister delivered the formal National Apology, and Leader of the Opposition addressed guests, in the Great Hall after moving the National Apology in the House of Representatives.

Survivors and those personally affected by institutional child sexual abuse can request memorabilia of the National Apology, including a copy of the apology and a commemorative DVD.

To request memorabilia, please click 'here'.