Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Compensation for victims in Australia

In Australia, victims of sexual abuse in the armed forces may sue for compensation. The Australian reports:
Defence Force sexual abuse victims who sued for compensation received average payouts more than three times the maximum offered by the government’s ­national redress scheme.

Department of Defence data produced in Senate estimates have revealed abuse victims who sued for compensation received a median payment of $460,000, according to the figures that tracked 33 cases.

The proposed national ­redress scheme, which avoids a court-settled outcome and prevents future litigation, will set a cap on payments of $150,000 with an expected average payment of $76,000.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation and must be submitted under your real name. Anonymous comments will not be posted (even though the form seems to permit them).