Queensland promises $550m to redress scheme for sexual abuse survivors

The Guardian

Australian Associated Press

30 Apr 2018

Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Queensland government has signed up to the national redress scheme that ensures compensation for the survivors of historical child sexual abuse in state institutions.

The premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, on Monday announced her Labor government would provide $550m towards the federally managed fund.

Queensland joins New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory in following the key recommendation of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.

“There have been a lot of people who have been on this journey and it took a lot of courage for people to go towards the royal commission and say things that would have been very, very difficult to say,” Palaszczuk said. “It made us as a nation take note of the historical abuse, the appalling abuse that had happened to thousands of people across our nation.”

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