Abuse royal commission to examine redress

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The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse is yet to reach a view on a national redress scheme for survivors.

In it’s interim report released on Monday, the commission said it had heard calls in public hearings, submissions and in the media for a national redress scheme.

“We have not yet reached a view on a national scheme,” the commission said.

“It is likely that we will be able to identify shortcomings in the institutional redress schemes we have considered in detail.

“We might also recommend some principles of best practice.”

Four Australian states have offered redress schemes for former residents of child institutions in Qld, WA, Tas and SA.

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