The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has published an example of a redress scheme for people abused as children.
30 JAN 2015 – 8:43 AM
THE FEDERAL CHILD ABUSE ROYAL COMMISSION AND COMPENSATION KEY FIGURES
* The commission is not yet making recommendations but has employed an actuarial firm to model costs of a scheme covering 65,000 claimants receiving average payments of $50,000, $65,000 or $80,000.
* Data used was provided to the commission on redress schemes already operating in some states and in institutions like the Catholic Church and the Salvation Army.
* If 65,000 abuse survivors sought redress from government and non-government institutions, an estimated 20,460 of them would make claims against states and territories and 44,540 would claim against non-government organisations.
* The total cost of the scheme would be $4.377 billion – governments would pay $1.289 billion and non-government institutions $3.088 billion
* The costs would cover administration, monetary payments adjusted for past payments and counselling and psychological care.
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