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National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

The Prime Minister will deliver the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday, 22 October 2018.

The Apology will be delivered by the Prime Minister in the House of Representatives on 22 October 2018. 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.

Approximately 400 places will be available through the ballot and another 400 will be made available directly to select organisations that support survivors and others affected by institutional child sexual abuse.

Survivors and those people personally affected by institutional child sexual abuse, including victims’ families, are invited to register their interest in attending the National Apology in Canberra through the ballot process.

To enter the ballot, please complete and submit the following form by midnight on Tuesday, 25 September 2018: https://www.nationalapologyconsultation.gov.au/Pages/ballot.aspx

If you are interested in attending the National Apology in Canberra, contact Crystal from Relationships Australia NT's Royal Commission Support Service on 1300 364 277. Alternatively 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.

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