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Monday, 18 June 2018
Page: 3171

Senator FIERRAVANTI-WELLS (New South WalesMinister for International Development and the Pacific) (21:07): I'm advised that funder-of-last-resort arrangements will apply where a government has equal responsibility with a defunct non-government institution for the abuse of a child. The relevant government will therefore pay the non-government institution's share of redress. If a survivor is abused in an institution that exists but has simply chosen not to participate in the scheme, governments will not be a funder of last resort. This approach is necessary to ensure that non-government institutions, where they have the capacity to participate in the scheme, are not disincentivised from doing so.