Abuse redress hearing continues

Sky News

The Salvation Army and Scouts Australia are among those who will give evidence on Friday to a royal commission examining a national compensation scheme for the victims of child abuse.

The hearing in Sydney is considering responses to a consultation paper published in January in which a $4.3 billion scheme funded by governments and non-government institutions was suggested.

The federal government has said running such a scheme would be too complex and cost too much.

During two days of hearings so far, that response has been criticised by support and advocacy groups representing survivors as well as by the commission and the Catholic Church.

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