The ACT Government’s formal response is available as a PDF download from the links below:
The ACT Government’s first annual progress report on our implementation of recommendations from the Royal Commission is available as a PDF or Word download from the links below:
Documents relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
This page will continue to be updated as the ACT Government continues to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission.
To view media releases relating to the ACT Government’s response to the Royal Commission, visit the media releases webpage.
Documents relating to recommendations in the Final Report
Documents relating to the Criminal Justice Report
- Failure to Report laws
- Failure to protect laws
- Changing the way vulnerable witnesses give evidence
- Introducing an intermediary scheme
- Other reforms to trial and sentencing procedures for sexual offences
Documents relating to the Redress and Civil Litigation Report
Documents relating to recommendations in the Working with Children Checks Report
- Working with Vulnerable People Act Legislative Review [PDF 1.2MB] [Word doc 1.7MB]
Documents relating to recommendations that have implications for the confessional seal
The ACT Government commissioned The Hon. Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton to prepare this report, about how to best implement Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations regarding the reporting of child sexual abuse that have implications for the confessional seal.
We are committed to Open Government
The ACT Government is committed to transparency in process and information in all that we do. We are committed to actively engaging with the community so that all interested citizens can participate in the governing process.
Opening up government, particularly on the internet, is an ongoing process that will be undertaken incrementally tempered by the need to protect citizens' privacy and security; always having regard to commercial confidentiality and copyright.
Open Data in the ACT
This policy sets out the official position on open data for the ACT Government.
The ACT Government hosts a wide variety of publicly available data on the Open Data Portal website.
If you would like to know more about our Open Government commitment or are interested in finding out more information about a particular project, please contact us.
The work of the Royal Commission and the ACT Government’s response may bring up strong feelings and questions. Be assured you are not alone, and that there are many services and support groups available to assist. Some options for advice and support include 1800 Respect, Lifeline on 13 11 14 and the National Redress Information Line on 1800 737 377.