By political reporter Anna Henderson
The Federal Government has taken the next step towards compensating victims of institutional child sex abuse by confirming plans to consult with states on a national scheme.
The Coalition has announced consultations on a nationally consistent approach to “redress” victims, in response to the lengthy royal commission process that had been underway since 2013.
The Federal Government has released a statement saying “governments and non-government institutions should take essential responsibility for the wrongs committed under their care”.
Options for redress could include compensation, a personal response and counselling.
The Opposition put forward its own proposal last year for a $20 million contribution to establish a National Redress Agency.
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