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Victims Compensation

Subtitle Vital for Victims

On 30 May 2013, the NSW Government abolished the Victims Compensation Scheme and created the Victims Support Scheme. Concerns about this scheme include:

  • its application to victims already in the old scheme;
  • imposition of a 10-year time limit for claims by victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; 
  • undervaluing trauma suffered by victims of domestic violence and child sexual abuse; 
  • requirement to report the crime to the police or Government agency despite many victims being fearful of police.


CLC's are gathering data about the impact of the changes on their clients, and many organisations have responded to a government commissioned Issues Paper.

Submissions can be viewed on the CLCNSW webpage.

CLC/Agency Community Legal Centres NSW
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Area of Law
  • Victims
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Lawyers
  • NSW
Method of Delivery
  • Publication
Project Type
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 18th March 2014
Contact Email
Contact Phone (02) 9212 7333
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Review Date 12th January 2018

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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