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National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The ACT has joined the National Redress Scheme to provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The ACT Government will be responsible for claims against one of its organisations, for example in residential care, youth justice facilities, public schools or public hospitals.

The ACT Government acknowledges that survivors of child sexual abuse suffer long lasting and severe damage that can affect them for the rest of their lives.

The 10-year scheme available from 1 July 2018 providess redress to eligible survivors in three ways:

  • access to counselling and psychological counselling
  • a direct personal response - such as an apology - from the responsible institution for people who want it
  • a monetary payment up to $150,000. 

There are rules that apply. Access to the Redress Scheme depends on:

The type of abuse

It must include sexual abuse.

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Experience Court Reports

The ACT Government is seeking feedback from the community about a model for a new type of court report for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The reports will be called ‘Ngattai’ reports (pronounced ‘Nartay’),…

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