Royal Commission hears Salvation Army offered hush money to abuse victims
A victim of abuse in a Salvation Army home has told the Royal Commission when he approached the Salvation Army with his complaint, he was offered a payment of $60,000, which he received after signing a deed of release. The deed meant he couldn't talk about the settlement. The victim 'FE' told the commission he regarded this as hush money. Like other victims, he wasn't offered legal advice and had only his Centrelink-funded carer to advise him.
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