Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that children in institutional care are safe and protected from abuse.

On 13 June 2018, the Australian Government tabled its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Australian Government Response acknowledges the courage of the survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and supporters as well as the work of the Royal Commission in helping to create changes to ensure that children are protected from child abuse in all institutions now and in the future.

The full version and individual chapters are available to download below:

Australian Government Response – Introduction [PDF 380KB]

Australian Government Response – Introduction [DOCX 136KB]

Part one: Final Report Response [PDF 852KB]

Part one: Final Report Response [DOCX 205KB]

Part two: Working With Children Checks Report Response [PDF 380KB]

Part two: Working With Children Checks Report Response [DOCX 131KB]

Part three: Criminal Justice Report Response [PDF 565KB]

Part three: Criminal Justice Report Response [DOCX 168KB]

Part four: Redress and Civil Litigation Report Response [PDF 292KB]

Part four: Redress and Civil Litigation Report Response [DOCX 137KB]

Fact sheet [PDF 193KB]

Fact sheet [DOCX 112KB]

In December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Final Report made 409 recommendations. The Australian Government is addressing each of these recommendations in partnership with state and territory governments.

More information about the Australian Government’s response is available on the following pages:

Role of Australian Government agencies

Role of states and territories

Role of institutions

Support services

To obtain a hard-copy of the Australian Government Response, please contact the CARCImplementationTaskforce@ag.gov.au and include your postal address with your message.

(Retrieved from https://www.ag.gov.au/carcresponse)

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