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National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

To encourage attendance from across Australia, a national ballot process will be conducted to allocate seats in the Great Hall of Parliament House and provide travel assistance, where required. Victims, survivors and others personally affected by institutional child sexual abuse are encouraged to register their interest in attending the National Apology through the ballot process.

To enter the ballot, an online form can be completed and submitted via the National Apology website by midnight on Tuesday, 25th September 2018.

Those requiring assistance to complete the form or who wish to complete it over the phone, can call the National Apology Information Line on 1800 604 604 (open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm AEST, during the ballot process). Further information about the ballot process can be found at

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