The Labor party’s commitment to a national redress scheme for abuse survivors has been welcomed by the Uniting Church.
The church’s president in Australia, Stuart McMillan, said he “warmly welcomed” the promise made by federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to establish the $4.3 billon scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions.
“The Uniting Church in Australia strongly supports this initial commitment by Labor, and we sincerely hope the Turnbull government will show similar leadership on this issue,” Mr McMillan said.
Mr McMillan has released a statement after Labor’s announcement on Tuesday, saying the United Church stands ready to play its part.
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