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Child sexual abuse survivors will receive national apology this year, as WA to join redress scheme

Written by Louise Yaxley, ABC news

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse on October 22nd this year.

Key points:

  • The Federal Government will adopt 104 of 122 recommendations from the royal commission, and is still considering 18
  • WA will sign on to the national redress scheme, clearing the way for compensation to begin on July 1
  • The maximum payment from the scheme is $150,000, lower than the commission’s recommendation

Mr Turnbull this morning outlined the Federal Government’s formal response to the five-year Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.

The Prime Minister said 104 of the commission’s 122 recommendations relating to the Commonwealth would be adopted, including the establishment of a national office for child safety.

The Government will consider the other 18 recommendations but noted none had been rejected.