Category - Sexual Abuse Compensation

Dealing with the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Victims? Be a Tortoise, Not a Hare

In the past week, there has been a raft of publicity surrounding the commencement of the legislation establishing the Commonwealth Government’s National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse victims.  The Prime Minister will issue an apology shortly to victims.  The scheme was meant to be the culmination of...

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Righting the wrongs: What the new Defence abuse reparation scheme means for survivors

Defence abuse survivors have renewed hope following the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s announcement of a new reparations scheme. For survivors this new, less restrictive scheme represents a second chance at reparations and recognition for abuse suffered while serving their country, and follows the 2016 closure of the Defence Abuse...

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