PM Turnbull to address abuse report

Federal parliament is set to receive an update from the prime minister on the progress of responses to the abuse royal commission.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will use a speech to federal parliament on Thursday to provide an update on how the government is responding to the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Mr Turnbull wants all states, territories and churches to sign up to a national redress scheme, for which the government has already provided $52.1 million for administration and initial counselling costs.

A task force is examining the recommendations of the $500 million royal commission, and a parliamentary committee will oversee the national response.

Published 7 February 2018 at 10:10pm
Source: AAP