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M Turnbull speaking Australians plan new national apology after sex abuse revelations
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  A 'Sorry Day' to indigenous people will be joined by one for victims of sexual abuse
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  <strong>Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced there will be a <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42984260">national day of apology</a> to all those who suffered sexual abuse in institutions such as schools, orphanages and sporting organisations.</strong>
  Turnbull's pledge comes in the wake of <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2017/dec/15/child-sexual-abuse-royal-commission-delivers-final-report-live">a five-year investigation into abuse</a> <em>(The Guardian)</em> which often traumatized the nation. Nearly 3,500 institutions were investigated, with <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213417303678">1,200 public testimonies</a> and 8,000 individuals giving evidence privately <em>(Science Direct</em>).
  The commission reported last December. "It is not a case of a few 'rotten apples'. Society's major institutions have seriously failed," it said.
  The national leader said survivors of abuse would be consulted about the wording of the apology. Turnbull's government has already undertaken to pay financial compensation and will set aside A$30 million (£17m; $23m), for payments of up to  A$150,000 each.
  There is already a national day of apology to indigenous people (original Australians), on May 26. This was instituted in 2008 by <a href="https://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/our-country/our-people/apology-to-australias-indigenous-peoples">former prime minister Kevin Rudd</a>.
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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses a meeting &nbsp;
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