Abuse Redress: Child Victims to Get up to $150,000 Compensation

By Rachel Baxendale
The Australian
November 4, 2016

The Turnbull government has today announced a Commonwealth-led opt-in compensation scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse, giving them access to up to $150,000.

Social Service Minister Christian Porter said the scheme would be lead by the Commonwealth, with states, territories and institutions, including churches, strongly encouraged to opt in.

The establishment of a national redress scheme was a key recommendation of the royal commission into institutional child sexual abuse, but Mr Porter said the Commonwealth did not have the jurisdiction to force states or territories to be part of the scheme.

States, territories or institutions which do opt-in will be required to fund the cost of their own eligible redress claims.








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