The Redress WA scheme ran from 2008 to 31 December 2011. In its 2010-11 Annual Report, the Department for Communities described the scheme:
'Redress WA was established in 2008 as a finite scheme to acknowledge and apologise to adults who, as children, were abused and/or neglected while they were in the care of the state. Redress WA was based on four pillars of support: an opportunity to make a police referral; a personal apology from the Premier and Minister for Community Services; provision of support and counselling services; and ex gratia payments. Four broad levels of ex gratia payments were offered, ranging from a minimum of $5000 to a maximum of $45000.'
The four levels of payment were published in the Redress WA Guidelines on 18 May 2011:
On 14 August 2012, in answer to questions put to her in the Legislative Council, the Minister for Community Services provided the following overview of the Redress WA Scheme:
The Attorney General, on behalf of the Minister for Police on 14 August 2012, also tabled answers put to him in the Legislative Council about actions taken by the WA Police (up to 6 July 2012) on matters arising from the Redress WA Scheme. The Attorney General reported that 204 Redress WA cases were being investigated and 2 individuals had been charged.
One person had 93 Police Charges, which were:
The other person had 43 Police Charges, which were:
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12 June 2018
Cite this: https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00505
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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