Simon Corbell is calling for input from members of the community, and organisations on how the Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme can be improved.
“The government recognises that crime takes an enormous physical, financial and emotional toll on its victims.” Mr Corbell said.
“The Victims of Crime Financial Assistance Scheme is one of the measures that supports victims of crime by providing financial assistance.
“I am releasing this issues paper to consult with stakeholders and the broader community about appropriate responses to a range of issues raised about the current ACT scheme, such as the possibility of introducing an administrative, rather than court-based, scheme and potential changes to the criteria for eligibility,” Mr Corbell said.
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To access the issues paper and provide a response, visit www.justice.act.gov.au Comments close 21st June 2013.