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Australian Indigenous Ministries 'not in position' to pay compensation
Posted on October 02, 2014
Alex Leggett
Journalist

The general director of Australian Indigenous Ministries, Reverend Trevor Leggott, says his organisation doesn't have the resources to finance compensation for victims of abuse suffered in the Retta Dixon Home.
 
The organisation ran the home to 1980 and the institution has been the subject of public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
 
The hearings have heard stories of horrendous abuse at the Darwin home, but Reverend Leggott believes paying victims lump sums of money wouldn't be beneficial.

He told the hearing AIM had more than $4 million in property assets, but it would be impossible to sell them to raise money for compensation.

The public hearings into the Retta Dixon Home have now concluded, with a date for oral submissions set for November 17.


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