On Monday 22 October 2018, Prime Minister Hon. Scott Morrison (MP) will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra.
The Apology will be delivered in the House of Representatives and a viewing ceremony of the Apology will be held in the Great Hall in Parliament House. After the Apology, the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition will address guests in the Great Hall.
The Attorney-General’s Department has opened a national ballot process to allocate seats in the Great Hall of Parliament House, and provide travel assistance where required, to survivors and those people personally affected by institutional child sexual abuse, including victims’ families.
To register your interest in attending the National Apology in Canberra, please visit the National Apology Ballot website and complete and submit the ballot form by midnight on Tuesday 25 September 2018.
If you require assistance completing this form or wish to complete it over the phone, please call the National Apology Information Line on 1800 604 604 (open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm AEST, during the ballot process). People who are selected in the ballot will be notified by Friday 28 September 2018.
Since 2013, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) has provided support to survivors of child sexual abuse and people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. We recognise the importance of the Redress Scheme as an option for survivors seeking redress and as forming part of the legacy of the Royal Commission’s impact upon our society. We continue to work with survivors and their families through our existing range of services and our Redress Support Services which provide practical assistance and emotional support to people engaging with the Scheme.
For more information on RAV’s Redress Support Services, or for support or to make an appointment, please contact us via email or by calling our dedicated Redress Scheme number - 1800 052 674.
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