Sex abuse inquiry to cost $100m

The Royal Commission will start today with a telephone link up between all six Commissioners.  According to Scott Prasser, the executive director of the Australian Catholic University’s Public Policy Institute and member of the ALRC reference committee in 2009, the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse would cost the country at least $100 million. It will be the most extensive and the most expensive in Australia’s history.

The Commissioners will be paid the same as a Federal Court judge, $402,880 each per annum and the Chief Commissioner will be paid $443,320. The Attorney General said, ‘The Royal Commission will cost money, but it is worth doing and it is the right thing to do.’

Source: The Australian


About Peter Kelso

I am a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I have been admitted to practice since 1984. I am the principal and founder of Kelso Lawyers which has operated in Newcastle since 1986.

I have been an advocate for compensation for victims of abuse since the commencement of the Victims Compensation Tribunal in New South Wales in 1988. I conduct the largest victims practice in New South Wales. I have a high level of engagement with numerous NGOs such as woman’s refuges, sexual assault services, community organisations and healing centres.

On 31 October 2012 I was a finalist for the Justice Medal, presented by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales.

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