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1/7/2018 the National Redress Scheme began, now child abuse survivors slam the government's 8 year extention of the Redress Scheme deadline. Do you think these extentions are acceptable for survivors?

By Grace . Created on 06 Feb, 2021
The federal government has given institutions named and shamed in the royal commission into child sexual abuse an extra eight years to sign up to the national redress scheme. It is the second time the deadline has been extended, this time until 2028, a transcript of the parliamentary inquiry into the operation of the scheme shows. An independent review of the scheme is due to be finished by the end of February which should canvass issues that include further ways to ensure institutions join the scheme. Of the 158 institutions mentioned at the royal commission, three have not flagged their intention to join. A further 16 have said they are intending to join but have not yet signed up, and there are 11 institutions that have been assessed as “unable to meet the legislative requirements”. The Jehovah’s Witnesses is the only national organisation to declare they will not be joining. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has previously said he intends to strip organisations of their charitable status if they do not sign up. A survivor said waiting another eight years for that was not enough. Calling them reprehensible is not enough. Taking away their charity status is not enough,” the survivor said. “Stopping their access to government funding, which they do not receive, is not relevant.” The survivor said it looked like the government was “not prepared”. “We are really disappointed about the cut-off being delayed,” she said.
Current Affairs 84 votes | 8 Comments
YES - Extentions are acceptable

YES - Extentions are acceptable

NO - Extentions not acceptable

NO - Extentions not acceptable

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West Swan said 3 weeks ago
Why has it been extended for 8 years?
Who asked for it to be?
Who approved it?
I tried to find the answer to these questions online but got confused.
NO - Extentions not acceptable
Vivi said 3 weeks ago
I imagine many of these organizations are keen to avoid the glare of publicity if they join the scheme, and will have to be forced to. Supposedly charitable organizations? Don't think so. Someone awarded an injury claim should not have to wait 8 years for any form of reparations that have been legally ordered.
NO - Extentions not acceptable
Ecartar said 4 weeks ago
My question, Are these extensions being sought by the offending institutions and is it just a way for them to try and delay settlement or find a way to get out of their obligation by hiding assets etc?"
YES - Extentions are acceptable
Retiree said 4 weeks ago
As a survivor and in the process of accessing the scheme, any support , assistance and extending deadlines is a bonus. But lets not forget to those who suffered abuse within the family or outside institutions and are not entitled to redress of any kind other than a legal avenue. This is not a pretty subject and it is sad but true that abuse in all forms is still being perpetrated on innocent children.
Mrs said 4 weeks ago
Stay strong.
YES - Extentions are acceptable
Bernie said 4 weeks ago
Just means you will have to what for their compensation MONEY longer, they have been traumatised for years, they can wait a bit longer.
NO - Extentions not acceptable
Paula said 4 weeks ago
Cut Off time should not be delayed.
NO - Extentions not acceptable
Paula said 4 weeks ago
The Cut Off time should not be delayed.
NO - Extentions not acceptable
Frank said 4 weeks ago
these cretins should be held fully accountable