Law

Journeying into Injustice: The National Redress Scheme and the Churches

  Redress should be survivor-focused—redress is about providing justice to the survivor, not about protecting the institution’s interests.                           —Redress and Civil Litigation Report,                   Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse   Following recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Australian government has set up a National Redress Scheme to pay compensation of up to $150,000 to people who claim to have been abused in various institutions over the past fifty years. Although membership of the Scheme is voluntary, Christian institutions (along with other public institutions) are under pressure to join.…

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