7 ‘RESPECT’ - National Redress Scheme

About This Episode

The National Redress Scheme was established after the Royal Commission into Instutitional Responses to Child Sex Abuse recommended setting up a less traumatic, non-adversarial alternative to seeking compensation through the courts. Redress consists of three things: a monetary payment, access to counselling, and an opportunity to receive an apology from the institution, called a Direct Personal Response.

This ‘How-To’ explainer features a personal story from a survivor who sought redress through the National Redress Scheme. We’ll also hear reflections from legal experts, a redress support service worker, and a counsellor. This episode is specifically designed to help potential applicants understand the scheme, its benefits, how to access it, and what they might be able to expect from the experience.

Featuring (in order of appearance):

Tony D, Formal Royal Commissioner & SAMSN Patron Robert Fitzgerald AM, Warren Strange (CEO, knowmore legal service), Elvis Caus, Prue Gregory OAM & Raelene Boxwell.


Resources for Survivors:

Useful resources for survivors of male childhood sexual abuse can be found here.


Thanks to:

The National Redress Scheme – https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/
Warren Strange and knowmore legal service – https://knowmore.org.au



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TONY / FELICITY / ROB – Julep House: Wanted Man
TONY / ELVIS – Julep House: Back to Normal
PRUE – Philip Daniel: Against Transgression
ELVIS / TONY – Carinthia: Selah
CLOSING CREDITS – Seth Öphengon: A Safe Place (Instrumental)


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