Medical experts, religious, business and charity leaders from across Australia have written to Prime Minister Turnbull, urging him to institute a national redress scheme for child abuse victims.
The Coalition of redress supporters have said that failing to do so would represent a betrayal of the trust these victims have placed in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Earlier this week The Australian reported on a letter written to Prime Minister Turnbull signed by a coalition of medical experts and religious, business and charity leaders calling on him to take action on establishing a national redress scheme for child sexual abuse victims.
Also this week the Ballarat Courier has reported on a leading Victorian judge, Felicity Hampel, calling for the urgent roll-out of a national redress scheme for victims of childhood sexual abuse. And in Parliamentary question time last month Labor MP, Tanya Plibersek, pressed the Prime Minister on a national redress scheme.
There is clearly a growing call for a national scheme to provide redress for child abuse survivors which we all need to get behind.
The national peak organisation for people who grew up in Australian orphanages, children's homes, and foster care is launching a protest calling on police across the country to apologise for their "historic failure" to protect children from institutional abuse.
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) claim police played a significant role in the institutionalisation of vulnerable children and they must "own their history".
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