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 PM warns Redress scheme sign up compliance

30.06.20. Mess with me and see what happens, implies an emboldened Mr Morrison. The Prime Minister has warned institutions which do not sign up to the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sex Abuse will be named and shamed. In a letter sent to more than 25 institutions Scott Morrison and Social Services Minister Anne Ruston urged them to express their intent to join the scheme before the approaching deadline. “We consider it reprehensible that you have failed to sign up to the scheme and we urge you to provide a clear written statement by 30 June 2020,” the letter said. “Institutions that do not provide a clear statement of intent … will be publicly identified.

Source: ABC

Prime Minister warns institutions which do not join national redress scheme may have funding cut

“The Government is considering other actions including the appropriateness of future funding and tax status.”
Under the scheme, eligible survivors of institutional child sexual abuse are able to seek a range of redress options including monetary payments of up to $150,000, access to counselling services and a direct personal response — such as an apology — from the institutions responsible.
The Government had previously flagged it was prepared to take a “big stick” approach to institutions that did not sign up, including by revoking their charity status.
While the Federal Government has not begun to name institutions which have not put their hand up to join yet, the National Redress Scheme maintains a list of those which were named in the royal commission and have not yet joined the scheme.
In their letter, Mr Morrison and Senator Ruston said the institutions that were not joining the scheme were “doubling down on the crime and doubling down on the hurt” caused by previous abuse.
“We urge you to join the scheme not because of concerns about being identified, but because it is the right thing to do,” the pair said.
“It is the right thing to do by survivors and their families and it is what every decent, honest Australian demands.”
The Victorian Government has issued a similar threat, saying it will deny funding to organisations that fail to sign up.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • seadogger 30/06/2020, 6:04 am

    MalMo a bible basher on Sunday … a people basher the other 6 days. Get stuffed MalMo

    • Graham Richards 30/06/2020, 6:36 am

      Sea Dogger,

      If he’s not tough you complain, if he is tough you complain. You’re part of the problem mate!!!

      • seadogger 30/06/2020, 7:07 am

        Each to their own GR..have a great day

  • luk1955 30/06/2020, 8:03 am

    No org of any kind should be exempt from tax laws.

  • bushwanker 30/06/2020, 8:23 am

    OK ScoMo, I see some over sensitivity when it comes to the redress expected from the clergy and religious organisations. Could it be you are trying to distance yourself from them to cover your close association with Hillsong who are certainly no saints when it comes to kiddie-fiddlers.
    How about an equally serious threat against charities like the Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul etc who collected donations from a giving public for bushfire victims and are now greedily hoarding those funds and not distributing them to the intended beneficiaries. Greedy charities are no different to greedy religious groups or deceptive politicians.

  • Penguinite 30/06/2020, 8:50 am

    By the time you get through all the exclusions on the NRS only about 10 people qualify.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 30/06/2020, 10:24 am

    Read a comment the other day about pre marital sex and why the Baptists, Presbyterians (Methodists if you have to spell it) and other institutions are against it. It seems that they think pre marital sex might lead to people wanting to take up dancing.

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