Written by Jimmy Sisalio

Updated on February 13, 2022

The Child Abuse Royal Commission was established in 2013 to investigate and report on the response of institutions – including schools, churches, clubs, sporting bodies and government organisations – to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.

Evidence submitted revealed the widespread nature and extent of institutional child sexual abuse in Australia. It also demonstrated a high degree of social isolation of survivors and and legal obstacles that contributed to a culture of secrecy and cover-up of the egregious conduct.

Time limitations in abuse cases

Statutory time limits to start a compensation lawsuit for most child injures in Queensland expire three years after their 18th birthday.

This rule has been abolished for child sex abuse. Injury claims for events many years ago can be commenced at any time.

Other states have followed suit.

National Redress Scheme

The Royal Commission recommended a Redress Scheme which is now open to survivors.
Click here to find out more.

This scheme will not only provide support and compensation, but also ensure that awareness of the scourge of child sexual abuse remains high to prevent future allegations and instances from being ignored or suppressed.

 

If you feel that you may have reason to make a claim for abuse, click here to read more about how we can help you.