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This newsletter gives an update on the National Redress Scheme, including recent progress and institutions that joined.
For more information or to find support services, go to the National Redress Scheme website or call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (local time), excluding public holidays.
As of 4 October 2019, the National Redress Scheme:
- had received over 5,040 applications
- made around 750 decisions — including 638 payments, totalling over $51.3 million
- made over 100 offers of redress, and applicants have six months to consider their offer of redress.
- was processing over 3,300 applications, with 618 applications on hold because one or more institution named in the application had not yet joined and about 300 applications requiring additional information from the applicant.
As of 4 October, the average payment was $80,019.
In July, August and September of this year more people received redress than in the first year of the Scheme. From 1 July 2019 to 4 October 2019, 405 applications were finalised, resulting in 399 payments.
Participating institutions update
All institutions where child sexual abuse has occurred are encouraged to sign up to the Scheme as soon as possible.
As of 4 October, there were 61 non-government institutions participating in the National Redress Scheme, covering over 41,300 individual sites, such as churches, schools and clubs.
In September, a number of new institutions, organisations and religious orders completed the necessary steps to join the Scheme.
The following institutions have completed the steps to join the Scheme:
- Ballarat and Queen’s Anglican Grammar School
- The Carmelite Fathers Incorporated (Vic)
- Legacy Australia Incorporated*
- Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc
- The Trustees of the Passionist Fathers
The additions to the Anglican Church of Australia participating group are:
- All Saints’ College Inc
- Arden Anglican School
- Barker Barang
- Blue Mountains Grammar School Limited
- Campbelltown Anglican Schools Council
- The Corporate Trustees of the Diocese of Armidale
- The Corporate Trustees of the Diocese of Grafton
- Governors of Hale School
- Launceston Church Grammar School
- The Society of the Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd as trustee for The Society of the Sacred Advent – St Aidan’s Trust (St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School)
- The Society of the Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd as trustee for The Society of the Sacred Advent – St Margaret’s Trust (St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School)
- The Synod of the Diocese of The Murray of the Anglican Church of Australia Incorporated
- Trinity College Gawler Inc
The addition to the Baptist Churches of Victoria participating group is
Warracknabeal Baptist Church.
The addition to the Salesian Society (Vic) participating group is
Boys’ Town Engadine.
The additions to the Uniting Church in Australia participating group are:
- Aitken College Limited (Vic)
- Billanook College Limited (Vic)
- Blackheath Home, Oxley (Qld)
- Fahan School (Tas)
- The Geelong College (Vic)
- Haileybury (Vic)
- Kingswood College Limited (Vic)
- Methodist Ladies’ College (Vic)
- Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School (Vic)
- Pilgrim School Inc (SA)
- Prince Alfred College (SA)
- Scotch College (Vic)
- The Scots School Albury (Vic)
- UnitingCare Wesley Bowden (SA)
- Uniting Communities Incorporated (SA)
- Uniting Country SA Ltd
- UnitingSA Ltd
*Legacy Australia Incorporated has joined the National Redress Scheme. Legacy Australia Inc. does not include all Legacy clubs. Legacy Australia Inc. is actively working with Legacy clubs to encourage and support them to join the National Redress Scheme.
For more information about the sites covered by these institutions and a full list of institutions that have joined, go to the Scheme’s website.
The website also includes a map where you can find institutions that have joined in your state or territory.
Where do I get support?
Redress Support Services are available to help people understand the Scheme, provide emotional support and guide people through the application process.
A list of support services is available on the website.
If you need immediate assistance from a counsellor, please contact:
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
- Mensline 1300 78 99 78
- 1800 Respect 1800 737 732
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
- In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
Find out more
To find out more about the National Redress Scheme call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday, 8amto 5pm (local time), excluding public holidays.
You can also go to the website: www.nationalredress.gov.au
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Nick Lloyd’s Supreme Court Trial brought with it some great attention. Although the Trial had been disbanded, many Old Boys (past BBC Students) have had their emotions effected. It’s typical for any of this such news to rekindle angst, that had remained hidden for decades. As families should understand what effects may be had, it’s suitable that Counselling is arranged.
If you need immediate support, 24-hour telephone assistance is available through: (from NationalRedress.gov.au)
beyondblue: 1300 224 636
1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
This newsletter provides you with information about your legal options in regards to the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme).
For more information or to find support services, visit the http://nationalredress.gov.au/ or call 1800 737 377 Monday to Friday (local time) excluding public holidays.
Understanding your legal rights under the National Redress Scheme
You are not required to use a lawyer to apply for redress. However, you may wish to seek legal advice to understand if redress if the best option for you and the impact it may have on other legal rights.
If you want to access legal support, the Scheme offers free legal advice through knowmore or call 1800 605 762 (Free call).
You can also choose to use a private lawyer. This will be at your own cost. Below are some questions you may have regarding the use of lawyers and the Scheme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to seek legal advice?
No. However, you may wish to seek legal advice as this may help you through the process and allow you to completely understand your legal rights.
Can I get free legal advice?
Yes. The Scheme provides free legal support services through ‘knowmore’.
What can knowmore provide?
knowmore is available for free to all people thinking about applying to the Scheme.
knowmore can provide you with:
- legal support through the application process,
- legal advice on your options, including the availability of other forms of action or redress aside from the Scheme,
- assistance understanding the legal effects of accepting an offer of redress,
- advice on the effect of confidentiality agreements in past proceedings,
- take complaints about the Scheme,
- support obtaining records,
- linking with specialist counselling, support services and victims’ support groups, and
- any other legal support needs, through providing information and referral support.
What is knowmore?
knowmore is a legal service funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Attorney-General’s Department.
knowmore delivers free services nationally from its three offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney with regular visits to other States and Territories. These services are delivered through its multidisciplinary team of lawyers, social workers and counsellors.
knowmore has a proven track record of providing legal support services to survivors of child sexual abuse. It has the infrastructure and expertise deliver national, quality and trauma‑informed legal services.
Do I have to use knowmore?
No. You are not required to seek legal advice to apply to the Scheme. You can also use a private lawyer. This may be at your own cost.
Should I seek legal advice?
You may wish to seek legal advice, with the Scheme offering free advice through knowmore. While the Scheme is designed to be non-legalistic, some people may need help to complete their application to ensure that all the necessary information has been included. knowmore can help with this.
For many people making an application for redress will be the right thing to do. However, not everyone is eligible for redress. Some people may also want to consider if civil litigation is a better option for them.
If you have received redress under other schemes or through past actions or claims you can still apply to this Scheme; however, prior payments may be taken into account.
If you accept an offer of redress you must sign a release document. By signing this release, you will not be able to continue or to commence any civil or common law proceedings against the responsible institution or its officials. This is an important right to give up. knowmore can give you advice about the release and the legal options that you might have apart from redress.
Where do I get support?
Redress Support Services are available to help people understand the Scheme, provide emotional support and guide people through the application process. A list of support services is available on the website.
Those who need immediate emotional support can contact:
· Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
· Mensline 1300 78 99 78
· Lifeline 13 11 14
· 1800 Respect 1800 737 732
· Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
· In an emergency call Triple Zero (000)
Find out more
To find out more, you can call the National Redress Scheme on 1800 737 377Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (local time), excluding public holidays. You can also visit the website the National Redress Scheme website.
May 9, 2019 1:10am Kay DibbenThe Courier-Mail
Former Brisbane Boys College teacher, Nicholas Lloyd (sunglasses) pictured leaving the District and Supreme Court, Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Josh Woning
THE JURY in the trial of a former Brisbane Boys College science teacher charged with indecent treatment of a male student more than 20 years ago has been discharged.
Brisbane District Court Judge Nicole Kefford made the decision after a juror was unable to attend court for the second and third days of the trial of Nicholas Frederick Lloyd.
Lloyd had pleaded not guilty to indecently dealing with a child under 16, who was in his care at Brisbane Boys College at Toowong in the 1990s.
Discharging the jury today, Judge Kefford told the jurors there was also an issue about witness availability.
Crown prosecutor Toby Corsbie had closed the Crown case on Tuesday, after the alleged victim, his mother, two former BBC students, a former principal and a police officer had given evidence.
The trial did not go ahead on Wednesday, the second day, because of a sick juror.
Judge Kefford adjourned the case until May 15, for discussion about a new trial date
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Anxiety can make you feel like you’re all alone in your fears. But many people live with this condition every day. Hearing from others who know what it’s like can make you feel less isolated and help you find new ways to deal with nervous feelings. Group therapy is one way to make those connections as part of your treatment.
What a Group Is Like
Group therapy usually includes five to 15 people with a common issue — in this case, anxiety — who meet, usually every week for an hour or so. Yours might be for people with all types of anxiety or for specific types, such as social phobia. Most groups are held in person in a space like a community center or hospital. Others meet online.
A trained therapist will lead the sessions. Your therapist will talk to you and the group and make suggestions about dealing with anxiety. You’ll also talk with other members of the group, who share their experiences and may make suggestions to each other. The goal is to learn about yourself and find new ways to ease your anxious feelings. You might improve your relationships with others, feel more connected, and be more satisfied with your life, too.
Groups that focus on anxiety often use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, a therapist helps you identify negative thoughts (including anxious ones) and replace them with healthier, more realistic ones. Some sessions may include outings or social events.
You may decide to see a therapist on your own and also go to a group, along with using other treatments for anxiety, such as medication.
Finding the Right Group
Before you join, it can help to ask the organizer or therapist running the group these questions:
Is this group open or closed? Can people join at any time, or does everyone begin together and meet for a set period of time (for example, 12 weeks)? Starting together as a closed group may help you get to know the members better, making for good, productive conversations. But with an open group, you can start therapy right away instead of waiting for the next open session.
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