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:

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.

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