The Government has announced it is delaying the Abuse in Care Royal Commission’s final report until 28 March 2024. This extends the previous delivery date of 30 June 2023 by nine months.

The release of the report affects the timing of the public apology to survivors for the abuse they suffered in care, as an apology cannot be made before the Royal Commission delivers its final report.

The Crown Response Unit want to reassure survivors that the delay won’t affect the timing of work being done its other work, including the:

  • survivor-led design of the redress system
  • the rapid payments system prioritising people who are ill or elderly and those who have been waiting the longest to have their claim resolved
  • the interim listening service to provide continuity of service for survivors between the conclusion of the Royal Commission and the launch of the new redress system
  • improving survivors’ access to their records of their time in care.

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