Project status: In Progress
How you had YourSay:
We're looking at the Royal Commission recommendations relating to the reporting of child sexual abuse with implications for the confessional seal.
We asked for your feedback on the recommendations from 31 October until 9 November 2018 by reading the Discussion Paper and sending submissions via:
- email: JACSLPP@act.gov.au with the subject 'Criminal justice reform'. Please indicate on your submission whether it is confidential or can be made public.
Child sexual abuse reform options – Submissions
Legislation, Policy & Programs
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601
All submissions and comments are treated as public, and may be published, unless the author indicates that it is to be treated as confidential. All requests for the submission to be treated confidentially have been respected and dealt with in accordance with any applicable laws, including freedom of information legislation.
What we're looking at:
The ACT Government has agreed in principle to implement recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) relating to the reporting of child sexual assault, which have implications for the confessional seal. The Discussion Paper sets out background and issues for consideration to inform the implementation of the reforms recommended by the Royal Commission.
The ACT Government formally responded to all of the Royal Commission’s recommendations in June 2018 and accepted each of the four recommendations in principle, noting that further consultation is required in relation to the implementation of the recommendations.
Who can provide input:
Submissions from the community were welcomed. We will have further direct consultation with key stakeholders directly impacted by the reforms.
Your views are being used to:
To inform the ACT Government’s implementation of Royal Commission recommendations relating to reporting of child sexual abuse with implications for the confessional seal.