The Federal Government recently announced a financial and wellbeing redress scheme for Stolen Generations survivors in the Northern Territory, ACT and Jervis Bay Territory.
The redress scheme has been announced as part of new Closing the Gap measures, negotiated between the Federal Government and the Coalition of Peaks.
The scheme aims to:
The scheme will provide eligible applicants with:
To be eligible for the scheme, recipients must:
Families of a Stolen Generations member who pass between 5 August 2021 and 1 March 2022 will be able to submit an application on their behalf.
The scheme will be open for applications from 1 March 2022 and will run until June 2026. Online applications will be encouraged, however, paper applications will be made available for those without internet access.
At this time, the scheme is still in development. You can keep up to date on the scheme by subscribing here.
At AFS we proactively seek to provide Aboriginal organisations and individuals with solutions to their challenges. If you have any questions regarding the scheme, including determining your eligibility, please contact Adrian Downing on 03 5443 0344.