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We, the Victorian Government, acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples and Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and waterways upon which our lives depend. We acknowledge and pay our respects to ancestors of this country, Elders, knowledge holders and leaders – past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Institutional child sexual abuse has profoundly affected the lives of many Victorians. The remarkable courage so many have shown by coming forward to tell their stories has ensured that the Victorian community has a clear understanding of child abuse and its terrible, often lifelong, consequences for survivors. The Victorian Government acknowledges all of the survivors of institutional child abuse, their families, and everyone affected by this dark stain on our history.
Reviewed 24 June 2020