"The LNP in Queensland welcomes the Federal Government's apology to the victims of institutional child sexual abuse.
"Over many years, vulnerable children were entrusted to the care of institutions which allowed them to suffer appalling abuse.
"For too long those institutions turned a blind eye to abuse.
"For too long whistle-blowers were ignored.
"These abuses occurred in every corner of the nation, including Queensland.
"I join the Prime Minister is saying sorry to those who were failed and forgotten.
"But our apology to victims must not be the end of this story.
"We must remember the pain of the past and ensure that future generations of children and young people are never abandoned again."