1 Mar 2018

UK government should pay Australia child migrants

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

The government should immediately offer financial compensation to the surviving 2,000 victims of “fundamentally flawed” child migration programmes, according to the first report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Thousands of children were sent abroad between 1945 and 1970 by charities and the Catholic church. The inquiry heard that they suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of those that were meant to care for them.