Support Victims Compensation*

The NSW Government is currently reviewing victims compensation. We are concerned that the Victims Compensation Scheme may be altered in a way that will make it more difficult for victims of violence to access compensation. In particular we think:

  1. Victims compensation should be retained and strengthened, especially for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
  2. Counselling should be culturally appropriate and voluntary.
  3. Victims need access to justice and any changes to the NSW Victims Compensation Scheme must not apply retrospectively.
  4. There should be transparent and adequate consultations about any changes to the NSW Victims Compensation Scheme.

Take Action! Write a letter or email your local MP about your concerns
regarding victims compensation. You can download a word version of the template letter or use the online 'Email your local MP' tool.

Open letter to the NSW Attorney General

On 25 September 2012, 80 leading legal, human rights, health, community and women’s organisations wrote to the NSW Attorney General calling on him to retain and strengthen the NSW compensation scheme for victims of violent crime. Read more MS Word

*This is an initiative of Community Legal Centres NSW and has been developed with input from a number of community legal centres.


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