Federal Government announces national approach to compensation for survivors of ‘heinous’ institutional child sex abuse

ABC News

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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