Malcolm Turnbull to deliver national apology

 Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian)

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian)

Malcolm Turnbull will make a national apology before the end of the year to victims of abuse in the wake of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Prime Minister confirmed the Government’s intentions in a statement to parliament in Canberra on Thursday. 

“We owe it to survivors not to waste this moment and we must continue to be guided by their wishes,” Turnbull said. “As a nation, we must mark this occasion in a form that reflects the wishes of survivors and that affords them the dignity to which they were entitled as children – but which was denied to them by the very people who were tasked with their care.”

Click here to read the full speech (Hansard House of Representatives extract)
 

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