“The Greens support the naming of the 6 organisations who have failed to sign up to the National Redress Scheme. The Greens also support the revoking of tax concessions and charity status for organisations who choose not to participate in the scheme and deny justice for survivors.” Senator Siewert, the Australian Greens spokesperson on Family and Community Services said today.
"It is not up to individual organisations to judge for themselves the validity of joining the scheme, survivors have been put through enough and these organisations need to sign up and deliver redress as soon as possible."
"It is completely unacceptable that the decisions of these 6 institutions mean that 55 applications by survivors on institutional abuse cannot be processed."
“The other organisations who have now agreed to join the scheme should make every effort to complete the process as soon as possible because every minute they take to join means survivors can not have their applications processed and too many are being held up by these organisations taking so long to join."
“The Australian Government must now urgently address the issue of funding of last resort so that survivors who were in now defunct organisations get access to redress as soon as possible.”
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