Response to NSW Government Decision to Join National Child Abuse Scheme

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
9 Mar 2018

Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP, welcomed today's announcement by the NSW Government to join the Federal Government's National Redress Scheme for victims of abuse.

"I welcome the news by Premier Gladys Berejiklian that the NSW government will join the National Redress Scheme," Archbishop Fisher said.

"The Catholic Church has been an advocate of such a scheme from the beginning. We look forward to seeing and studying the Commonwealth legislation and details of exactly how it will be delivered as soon as possible.

"It is a positive development that will provide long overdue redress to many survivors of abuse."

- Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP