Crime Compensation or Crime Victim Compensation is a state government program to reimburse victims of violent crimes, such as assault, aggravated burglary, domestic violence and so on, their out-of-pocket expenses as the result of being a victim of crime as well as in some instances a cash compensation, known as Special Financial Assistance or Compensation for Pain and Suffering.…Details
A recent study has further emphasized the importance of early intervention post injury and how this impacts on those seeking compensation. This study completed in mid-2013 and conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, examined the relationship between mental health, compensation and health outcomes over a six year period.…Details
Robert Brokenshire’s private member’s bill has recently been passed by the South Australian Legislative Council to double the maximum compensation for victims of crime to $100,000.00. Mr Brokenshire said that the state government has more than $100 million in the victims’ fund and this money should be returned to victims of crime in the form…Details
The Victims Rights and Support Bill 2013 passed through the lower house on 22-05-13 and will now be debated in the upper house. NSW is in the process of abolishing its existing Victims Compensation Scheme and replacing it with a Victims Support Scheme that will significantly reduce the amount of financial compensation awarded to victims…Details
Where a person has been found guilty of an offence, you can seek a court order against the offender for compensation for any pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the crime. The compensation order may also cover the loss, destruction or damage of your property. These orders are made by the…Details
Since 1989 the NSW Victims Compensation Scheme has paid out almost $1.6 billion in compensation to victims of crime. Only $57.4 million of which has been recovered from the proceeds of crime to help fund the compensation scheme, with debts owed by offenders through unpaid levies totalling $310 million to June 2012. Peter Achterstraat, NSW…Details
Greg Smith, NSW Attorney-General, is considering abolishing some types of compensation for victims of crime in a bid to cut costs. Mr Smith said “we want the scheme to provide prompt and practical financial support for victims of crime rather than being a drawn-out process that delivers lump sum payments to people long after their…Details
Tony Abbott, Opposition Leader, today, 20-09-12, called for the government to retrospectively pay the 300 or so Australian victims of terrorism overseas, such as victims of the Bali bombings, or their families, $75,000 in compensation. In Victoria under the Crime Compensation legislation the family of a murder victim is entitled to up to $100,000 and…Details
Crimes Against People: Assault – 42,076 (up 16.9%) Sex (non rape) 6,264 Aggravated Robbery – 3,286 Rape – 2,044 Abduction / Kidnapping 611 Homicide – 173 Total – 54,454 While there were 54,454 serious crimes reported in Victoria from 2011 to 2012 there was only some 5000 successful Crime Compensation applications over this same period.…Details
All Victims of Crime in Victoria where a crime has been committed against a person are entitled to access state funded compensation called Crimes Compensation which is administered by the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. This is akin to an insurance which all Victorians contribute to and call upon when required. Victims of Crime are…Details
All victims of crime in Victoria where a crime has been committed against a person, such as a physical or sexual assault, are entitled to access assistance through Crimes Compensation. Crimes Compensation is to ensure that such victims of crime are not out of pocket as a result of their trauma. Costs paid by Crimes…Details
Victims have the right under the Sentencing Act to seek compensation from the offender. Compensation can include pain and suffering endured by the victim as well as property damage sustained.
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