Published: 14 February 2018
Penny Savidis speaks to Jon Faine about redress scheme flaws
As pressure mounts on the Federal Government, state governments and religious and other institutions to get serious about establishing a comprehensive redress scheme for survivors of institutional child abuse, Penny Savidis, head of our institutional abuse team, speaks to Jon Faine on ABC radio about some of the proposed scheme’s fundamental flaws.
Under the current proposed national redress scheme to compensate survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, those who have suffered solely from physical abuse or have longer criminal records will be excluded which would be manifestly unjust.
In February and March 2018, a Senate committee of enquiry will examine the scheme in detail and take public submissions in the process. Ryan Carlisle Thomas’ submission has been published at Parliament of Australia: Submissions.