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National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On Monday, 22 October 2018, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra.

The National Apology will be offered to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, and their families, to acknowledge and apologise for the grave abuses that have been committed against them. It will also acknowledge the support provided to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse by family members. The National Apology will also provide an important opportunity to educate the Australian community about child sexual abuse and its profound and devastating impacts, as well as actions underway to prevent, as far as possible, such abuse recurring now and into the future.

For victims and survivors wishing to watch the Apology, but unable to travel to Canberra, the Tasmanian Government is providing a safe and welcoming space for people to come together and view the live broadcast.

The Premier, the Hon Will Hodgman MP, and the Attorney-General, the Hon Elise Archer MP, will be present. Relationships Australia and the Sexual Assault Support Services will also be in attendance.

Please note this event is for victims, survivors and their support people only.

Date: Monday 22 October 2018.

Time: Arrivals from 10:30am. Apology broadcast from 10:55am - 12:40pm.

Venue: Hobart Function and Conference Centre, Elizabeth Street Pier.

Catering: A light lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Please call (03) 6165 4802 or email nationalapology@justice.tas.gov.au

Travel assistance is available if required.

Further information about the National Apology