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LOCAL SENATOR IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

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Riverland based senator and Minister for social services Anne Ruston has been in the spotlight this week, naming institutions who have failed to sign up to the National Redress Scheme for survivors of abuse by the June 30 deadline.

The government say going forward if a new, non-participating organisation is named in an application they will have six months from the time they are notified of the application to join. Failure to do so will mean they will be publicly named and become ineligible for Commonwealth funding.

The institutions named earlier this were the Australian Air League, Boys’ Brigade NSW, Fairbridge Restored Limited, Lakes Entrance Pony Club, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Kenja Communications.

Late Wednesday however the Australian Air League announced they would join the scheme.  

The local Riverland Minister, Anne Ruston finished by saying “The federal Government recognises that survivors of institutional abuse have waited too long for Redress and we are committed to continuing to improve the Scheme,”

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