500 Child Sex Abuse Compensation Cases Stalled
By Patrick Begley On
Tennis NSW, Football NSW, Swimming Australia and the Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the institutions accused of dragging their feet in joining a national redress scheme for child abuse.
The compensation claims for more than 500 victims have stalled because of the delay from the institutions named at the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse.
Social Services Minister Anne Ruston said the government had no constitutional power to force the relevant institutions to join the scheme, telling them to stop dragging their “feet and sign up because not doing the right thing here is completely unacceptable”.
“We are working with institutions to help them sign up and will apply maximum pressure when necessary,” she said. Continue with the story
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