National Redress Scheme applicant numbers are low, prompting calls for an investigation | ABC News

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    After the Royal Commission into child sex abuse, a redress scheme was set up for people to receive compensation and acknowledgment of what they’ve been through. It’s estimated there are tens of thousands of survivors of abuse but so far less than eight thousand have applied. Around half of those claims have been paid and another 4 thousand offers of compensation have been made. The average payment is 82 thousand dollars, above what had been expected but some people are describing the application process as slow and traumatic, and there’s concern that Aboriginal abuse survivors – particularly those from remote areas – are slipping through the cracks. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE

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