How we got here
The biggest increase in settlements came in 2018-19, when the number of individual payments jumped from 57 to 156.
That followed the removal of the limitation period for certain civil claims in response to a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Queensland government anticipated an increase in claims and quietly set aside $1.7 billion for possible future settlements, without detailing how it came to that figure or…
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