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National Redress Scheme to help victims of child abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse  revealed some of the most distressing cases of child abuse at the hands of people in trusted institutions and many of the victims will never recover.

No amount of compensation can heal the emotional wounds but the fact that victims now feel they can get some redress might help the healing process.

NSW survivors of institutional child sexual abuse will be among the first in Australia to be able to seek redress under a new national scheme that begins today and to outline how the the National Redress Scheme will work,  NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman explained to Kayley Harris. 

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