Victorian Government Annual Report 2021 - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This is the Victorian Government’s fourth annual report on implementation of the Royal Commission’s recommendations. It was tabled on 24 February 2022.

Department of Justice and Community Safety
1 Feb 2022

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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.

Our thanks

The enormous harm of institutional child sexual abuse has profoundly affected the lives of many Victorians and those who love them. We have only been able to take steps to right these wrongs because of the strength and bravery of victim survivors coming forward. The Victorian Government acknowledges everyone who has been affected by this shameful chapter in Australia’s history – and thanks them for their strength and courage in telling their stories so these mistakes never happen again.