The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse was first announced in November 2012, with its final report delivered near the end of 2017.
The Commission’s Criminal Justice Report was released in August 2017 and had a focus on:
- what institutions and governments could do to better protect children against sexual abuse in institutions
- how best practice could be achieved in the reporting of and responding to information about child sexual abuse
- eliminating or reducing impediments to responding appropriately to child sexual abuse in institutions.
The proposed changes address some of the recommendations in this report requiring legislative change.
Other pieces of legislation affected by the recommendations are:
- Evidence Act 1929
- Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935
- Sentencing Act 2017
- Summary Offences Act 1953
- Young Offenders Act 1993
- Criminal Procedure Act 1921
You can find out more at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse website.
Get involved by emailing your submission to LLPSubmissions@sa.gov.au.