Dear Parents & Caregivers,

Today in the Nation’s Parliament, the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Scott Morrison delivered an apology on behalf of the Australian Government to all victims of institutionalised sexual abuse. Many victims travelled to Canberra to witness the apology that was broadcast live to the nation.

Bishop of Parramatta, the Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv STL DD distributed a reflection on behalf of all the agencies, ministries, parishes, clergy, staff and volunteers of the Diocese of Parramatta. This statement is attached.

At today’s professional learning day for leaders, participants paused to watch and listen to the apology as a mark of respect for those who have suffered as a result of sexual abuse.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Jayne Campbell