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  • Paedophiles could be paid thousands in compensation under a new proposal
  • Victims of Crime Commissioner Michael O’Connell said ‘all victims … count’
  • Paedophiles could be eligible for some of $4 billion national redress scheme 
  • This could mean victims of sexual abuse receive less compensation  

Some of Australia’s worst paedophiles could be compensated thousands of dollars after suffering sexual abuse themselves. 

Paedophiles could be paid up to $150,000 under a new proposal by Victims of Crime Commissioner Michael O’Connell.  

The paedophiles could be eligible for a portion of the $4 billion national redress scheme meaning victims of their sexual abuse would receive less compensation.

Some of Australia’s worst paedophiles could be compensated thousands of dollars after suffering sexual abuse themselves under a new proposal (stock image)

Paedophiles could be paid up to $150,000 under new proposal by Victims of Crime Commissioner Michael O'Connell (pictured),  meaning victims could get less in compensation

Paedophiles could be paid up to $150,000 under new proposal by Victims of Crime Commissioner Michael O’Connell (pictured), meaning victims could get less in compensation

Mr O’Connell said redress was about the abuse suffered as a child, not about a paedophile’s crime as an adult, according to Adelaide Now.

‘All [child] victims should count, including those who later became offenders,’ he said. 

‘No child should ever experience that which inquiry after inquiry, victim story after victim story, have revealed happened.’

Last year, the federal government decided to exclude abused victims from being eligible for compensation. 

The $4 billion national redress scheme excluded sex offenders and those jailed for drug offences and murder crimes, according to SBS News. 

The Royal Commission reportedly said there were 60,000 victims eligible for compensation. 

'All [child] victims should count, including those who later became offenders,' Mr O'Connell said (stock image)

‘All [child] victims should count, including those who later became offenders,’ Mr O’Connell said (stock image)



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