Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is to make a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.
Late last year, a Royal Commission released a report based on a four‑year inquiry that collected evidence from 8000 abuse survivors.
They ranged in age from seven to a person in their nineties.
The apology by Malcolm Turnbull will increase pressure on both state authorities and religious institutions to sign up to a scheme to compensate the victims.
Turnbull has announced he will make the apology by the end of the year, but says he needs time to speak with survivors first.
A similar inquiry is planned in New Zealand, but will only look at abuse in state care, not religious institutions.
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