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Rebekah Kilpatrick

Head of the National Office for Child Safety - Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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As head of the National Office, Rebekah leads a team dedicated to the implementation of nationally focused recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Rebekah has worked with the National Office since it was established in July 2018 as part of the Australian Government response to the Royal Commission. The National Office provides national leadership, working across governments and sectors, to develop and deliver national policies and strategies to enhance the safety of children and young people, and reduce future harm.  Working with survivors, peak bodies and policymakers is a core part of the National Office’s everyday business.

Rebekah has significant Commonwealth public policy experience across a range of agencies, including the Attorney-General’s Department, Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Her professional experience has in large part focused on protecting our most vulnerable – including work on issues such as children’s policy; human rights policy; and human trafficking, slavery and forced marriage policy and legislation. Rebekah also has experience in law enforcement and national security policy and legislation.