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South Australian Apology to Child Victims of Child Abuse while in State Care (17 June 2008)

17 June 2008
17 June 2008

On 17 June 2008 the Premier of South Australia the Hon M.D. Rann apologised on behalf of the current and previous Parliaments of South Australia to those who were abused as children while in State care. Following the apology motion in Parliament, the Premier, Minister for Families and Communities, representatives of the Anglican, Catholic, Uniting and Lutheran Churches and the Salvation Army signed a shared apology to survivors of abuse at a ceremony attended by more than 100 survivors of abuse.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'SA govt apologises to abuse victims', 7.30 Report, ABC website, URL: (accessed June 2016); Government of South Australia, 'First Annual Report by the Minister for Families and Communities to the Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry Report' November 2009, URL: (accessed June 2016). 'Tuesday 17 June 2008 - House Of Assembly, Children in State Care Apolgy', Networked Knowledge website, URL: (accessed June 2016).

Prepared by: Rachel Tropea