Rally calls for changes to redress scheme

SBS News

March 31, 2019

A man abused by a Christian brother has called on the federal government to change the national redress scheme while at a rally in Melbourne.

A man who was sexually abused as a child has stood on the steps of parliament to call for an overhaul to the national redress scheme.

Stephen Bisinella, 54, was eight years old when his school teacher started to abuse him, and didn’t stop for about six years and almost 500 incidents.

“Like other survivors, every area of my life has been impacted. My marriage, my family, my education. There has been unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, self-harming and suicide attempts,” Mr Bisinella told the rally.

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