Response to the Conclusion of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse December 2017
Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide free, specialist support to people engaged with or affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Since late 2013, RAV has been providing these services to survivors, family members, community members and those providing evidence at public hearings through our Reclaim Support Services.
On Thursday 14 December 2017, the Royal Commission had its final sitting with the six Commissioners receiving a standing ovation from those present, including survivors, advocates, the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, and Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.
The following day the Commission’s 17-volume Final Report was delivered to the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), and tabled in Parliament. We welcome the release of the Report, and given the level of anticipation around this report, RAV supports the Federal Government’s decision to release it immediately to the public.