Monday April 1, 2019 – The Anglican Church of Tasmania is now officially part of the National Redress Scheme.
On Thursday 28 March 2019, the Minister for Families and Social Services, Mr Paul Fletcher, declared the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania as a participating institution in the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme) and a member of the Anglican Participating Group in accordance with the Scheme legislation.
A notifiable instrument confirming the declaration has been finalised and posted on the Commonwealth Legislation website here: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019N00031.
The Bishop of Tasmania, The Right Revd Dr Richard Condie said, “Redress provides a measure of restorative justice to survivors, as well as recognition and support.
The Anglican Church of Tasmania has instituted many changes over the last eighteen years in order to protect children and prevent abuse. The safety of children and vulnerable people in our church communities is paramount. We have been working hard to screen, educate and develop church leaders and volunteers who are working with vulnerable people. We have improved our response to and support for survivors of sexual abuse. We have no tolerance for abuse of any kind.