Redress Update - June/July 2021

National

As at 30 June 2021, the National Redress Scheme has;

  • received 11,073 applications.
  • 4,646 applications on hand, including, 711 on hold or paused. This includes those on hold or paused because an institution had not yet joined or was not able to be properly identified.
  • finalised 6,057 applications.
  • made 5,603 payments made, totalling approximately $510.3 million, with an average payment of approximately $85,000.

Northern Territory

As at 30 June 2021, the National Redress Scheme has received 127 applications from people currently resident in the NT.

Of these;

  • 90 applications are deemed high priority due to age or illness.
  • 71 applications have been submitted from those who identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander.
  • 58 applications have been submitted by those who identify as having a disability.

73 payments have been made to NT residents with the average payment totalling $85,700.

1,671 NT based institutions, including participating institutions, defunct institutions, sites, and lone institutions are currently on board the Scheme.

 

Relationships Australia NT

The Relationships Australia NT Redress Scheme Support Service team continues to provide support to those wishing to access the Scheme across the Northern Territory.

The team provides application support, cultural support, trauma-informed counselling, advocacy and liaison, support to engage with peer networks and groups, as well as records searching and supported release of care histories.

For more information or to refer a client please call 1300 364 277 or email ASSSIntake@ra-nt.org.au.

 

News

Following the National Redress Scheme’s second anniversary, an independent review was conducted by Ms Robyn Kruk AO. During the course of the Review, Robyn met with 81 survivors, support services, government agencies and ministers.

Robyn received 226 submissions, which provided significant insight into the Scheme, how it operates, and how to improve the survivor experience. The Review also commissioned a feedback study in which 503 survivors, support groups and institutions participated

To view the Review please visit Final Report - Two Year Review of the National Redress Scheme.

To read the Government's interim response please visit Interim Government Response.

 

The Review also highlighted the benefits of applying to the Scheme with the support of a funded Redress Scheme Support Service such as Relationships Australia.

Graph showing the increase of redress payments for people who got support from the service

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