Australian Government Response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
This website is the central resource for survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse, their families and supporters, governments, institutions and members of the public. It provides access to key information about what the Australian Government is doing to respond to the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission). It provides information about the progress being made nationally, including by states and territories and some non-government institutions. This website also provides access to helpful information, such as support services.
The Child Abuse Royal Commission Implementation Taskforce (Taskforce), within the Attorney-General’s Department, is working closely with Australian Government agencies and states and territories to monitor and coordinate action on the recommendations of the Royal Commission directed solely or partially at the Commonwealth. It is also tracking progress made by all Australian governments.
Annual Progress Reporting
The Australian Government has committed to ensuring it carefully, comprehensively and appropriately responds to the substantial work of the Royal Commission.
The government will report annually on implementation each December until 2022, and conduct a 10 year review in 2027, as recommended by the Royal Commission.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (Royal Commission) was formally established on 11 January 2013, and the Final Report was released on 15 December 2017. It was Australia’s longest-running public inquiry.
The Australian Government has listened to the Royal Commission, as well as to victims and survivors, and their families and supporters. The government tabled its response to the Royal Commission on 13 June 2018.
There are many services, organisations and groups throughout Australia that are available to provide support and advice in dealing with the strong feelings and questions that the work of the Royal Commission or the responses to it may bring up.