Cricket ACT recognises the devastating and lasting impact that child sex abuse can have on the lives of survivors and their loved ones.
We appreciate the importance of the National Redress Scheme and support its purpose and objectives to ensure that full and appropriate redress is available to all people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.
After expressing an intention to join the Scheme in June 2020, Cricket ACT submitted the necessary documentation to join the Scheme. Following thorough consideration of this documentation, Cricket ACT was assessed by the Department of Socials Services as being unable to join the Scheme based on the current requirements of the legislation, particularly the Department's assessment of Cricket ACT's incapacity to pay redress for current and any possible future applicants over the life of the Scheme.
Cricket ACT will remain in close contact with the Department of Social Services and Cricket Australia to consider how Cricket ACT might be able to participate in the Scheme in the future if circumstances change.
Australian Cricket is committed to ensuring that every cricket participant, including children and young people, participates in our sport free of abuse, harassment, bullying or any other form of inappropriate conduct. Cricket ACT have adopted the National Child Safety Framework and more information can be found on our website with regards to our child safety framework - https://www.cricketact.com.au/about/cact-publications