Child abuse redress scheme would exclude offshore detention victims, lawyers say

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Exclusive: Turnbull government says compensation should not be available to those who are not citizens or permanent residents

The government’s model for a national redress scheme would exclude children who were abused in Australia’s offshore detention network, a lawyers’ association has warned.

Eol 5eA national redress scheme was one of the key recommendations of the landmark child abuse royal commission, offering a way to compensate survivors without forcing them to resort to costly and prolonged civil action.

The federal government’s …

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