From 1 July 2018 survivors of child sexual abuse which occurred in Commonwealth institutional settings will be able to lodge applications to the Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
This scheme provides eligible applicants with up to $150 000, the opportunity to access counselling and other services, and the opportunity for a direct response from the relevant institution on request.
The scheme has been set up to run for 10 years. Further information about the scheme can be found on the Department of Social Services Website.
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