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

On 15 December 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) presented its final report to governments.

At the Council of Australian Governments meeting on 7 February 2018, the Premier and all First Ministers committed to providing a government response within 6 months of the tabling of the final report (June 2018).

The Queensland Government response (PDF, 2.3 MB) Queensland Government response (DOCX, 1.3 MB) to the Royal Commission was tabled by the Premier in Parliament on 15 June 2018.

The Premier acknowledges the immense work of the Royal Commission over the 5 years of its inquiry.

The Premier also acknowledges the immense bravery of all who shared their horrific stories. Their courage in coming forward and working with the Royal Commission is to be applauded.

Information about support services

There are support services available to those who need assistance.

Support services across Australia that provide assistance to people who have experienced institutional abuse can be found through the Royal Commission's website (PDF).

Lotus Place is a dedicated support service and resource centre for Forgotten Australians and can be contacted via phone on (07) 3347 8500.

CLAN is a national support and advocacy service for Forgotten Australians and can be contacted by phoning 1800 008 774.

Free legal advice and information about the justice or redress pathways available to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse can be accessed through knowmore, on 1800 605 762.

If immediate assistance is required, 24-hour support is available through:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • 1800 Respect: 1800 737 732
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978.
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Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.