Mad F#cking Witches are push-polling conspiracy theories

That’s one big pile of shit, Governor

Just saying, maybe there is a link …

The National Redress Scheme

The Australian Government established the National Redress Scheme to make it ‘easier’ for survivors of institutional sexual assault to claim against institutions such as churches and sporting clubs.

It is estimated that there are going to be around 45,000 claims under the scheme, with the payments agreed to be by the National Redress Scheme paid for by the institutions.

The maximum payment under the scheme is $150,000 but the average payment, as of 29 May, is actually only $81,796.

The government is getting tough on institutions that haven’t signed up:

The names of all institutions that are yet to sign up to the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse will be made public on Wednesday and may face government sanctions, with the social services minister, Anne Ruston, saying failure to join would be “reprehensible”.

Ruston and the prime minister, Scott Morrison, sent more than two dozen institutions a letter urging them to join the scheme before the 30 July deadline.

The scheme was established off the back of Australia’s royal commission into institutional child sexual abuse, and institutions involved will provide redress to abuse survivors in the form of counselling, payment of up to $150,000 and a direct personal response and apology. The scheme started on 1 July 2018 and will run for 10 years.

But this is not the “win” that survivors might think it is.

What could possibly go wrong?

It is wrong to laugh at other people getting hurt

Unless it is this. Laugh at will:

Lena Horne (b 1917)

She never sang with a “pretty mouth” but by God, she could be sing.

Chet Atkins (d 2001)

Here he is with Tommy Emmanual.

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