Pleas for urgent reset of Australia’s child abuse redress scheme unanswered 18 months after damning review

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Coalition committed to respond in ‘early 2022’ but failed to do so, while Labor has not issued a full response since taking office

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Successive governments have failed to produce a response to a damning review of the child abuse redress scheme published 18 months ago, missing a self-imposed deadline by at least five months despite the review’s pleas for urgency.

The national redress scheme, established in the wake of the 2017 child abuse royal commission, has been operating for four years, offering capped amounts of compensation to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

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