Thursday, February 14, 2008

Stolen Generation Compensation Bill

With the new Government, there are many bills that have been tabled in the senate this week. I'm interested by the Peace and Non Violence Commission, tabled bu Senator Allision (Dems) and the Stolen Generation Compensation Bill tabled by Senator Bartlett (Dems).

In particular:

The amount of an ex gratia payment in respect of an applicant referred to in subsection 5(3), is an amount not exceeding $20,000 as common experience payment and $3,000 for each year of institutionalisation.

That's very reasonable. If you'll excuse the pun, i think it's conservatively low.


Blogger timboy said...

Conservatively low- pointlessly low you might say.

I don't know how that amount of compensation would be received as anyting more than symbolic.

Look at Cornelia Rau- set to get more than $2m, for what I think was less dispicable treatment.

4:45 PM  
Blogger larson_b said...

since it's coming from the democrats, weak symbolism may be its goal.

if it were from the coalition (or even labor) i would suggest that it would be a thinly veiled attempt at hush money.

7:08 PM  

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