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Role of institutions

The Australian Government will work with non-government institutions to meet their reporting responsibilities, and expects all institutions to act consistently and effectively to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Australian Government expects all institutions to:

  • respond to each of the Royal Commission’s recommendations
  • indicate what action they will take in response to them
  • report on their implementation of recommendations annually. Where institutions decide not to accept the Royal Commission’s recommendations, they should state so and why.

The Australian Government encourages all institutions to act consistently with the National Principles for Child Safe Institutions. ​