The Wellbeing Budget

Taking mental health seriously

Initiatives – Supporting mental wellbeing

An Effective, Timely Crown Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care

$9.7 million operating
This initiative aims to ensure the Crown can engage with the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in Care in a full, timely and joined-up manner, to help the Royal Commission achieve its vision of "Transforming the way we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities".

Establishment of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions

$77.5 million operating
This initiative investigates the historical abuse of people in State care and in the care of faith-based institutions. Funding will establish and support the Royal Commission to investigate, and will cover counselling costs for those impacted by historical abuse.

Historical Abuse While in State Care: Resolving Claims

$93.8 million operating
$1.4 million capital

This initiative aims to help those who have been abused while in State care have a sense of justice, validation and empowerment, and to support them address adverse outcomes. It also aims to improve the current care system. This will be done by providing funding for MSD to resolve 1,864 claims of historical abuse of people while in State care, without them having to resort to civil litigation.

Sensitive Claims of Abuse: Funding to Resolve and Acknowledge Historic Abuse in the Schooling System

$6.1 million operating
This initiative aims to ensure the resolution of claims against the Crown for allegations of historic physical, psychological and sexual abuse that occurred at a school, including residential special schools.

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