Abuse royal commission and compensation
This means governments pay extra to cover abuse survivors from institutions that no longer exist or are too poor to make a contribution.
In this scenario, if 65,000 abuse survivors sought redress from government and non-government institutions, an estimated 29,730 of them would make claims against states and territories and 35,270 would claim against non-government organisations.
* The total cost of the scheme would be $4.378 billion. Governments would pay $1.971 billion and non-government institutions $2.407 billion.
* The costs would cover administration, monetary payments adjusted for past payments and counselling and psychological care.
* The NSW government would pay $766 million; non-government bodies $850 million
* The Victorian government would pay $617 million; non-government bodies $707 million
* The Queensland government would pay $251 million; non-government bodies $328 million
* The WA government would pay $132 million; non-government bodies $240 million
* The SA government would pay $143 million; non-government bodies $166 million
* The Tasmania government would pay $15 million; non-government bodies $60 million
* The ACT government would pay $30 million; non-government bodies $37 million
* The NT government would pay $17 million; non-government bodies $20 million
* The costs were estimated over 10 years, with people 85-plus receiving higher payments based on a matrix of the nature, severity and effect of abuse.
* Modelling has also been done on costs if higher or fewer claims were made – the commission will make those available on its website.
(Source: Royal Commission Consultation Paper – Redress and civil litigation)