The Labor party on Monday promised $33 million for the rehabilitation of child sexual abuse victims should they win the next federal election.

According to a report on redress and civil litigation, an estimated 60,000 adult survivors of child sex abuse would be eligible for compensation amounting between $10,000 and $200,000 with this amount. On average, the compensation payment would be around $65,000.

Apart from compensating victims, the plan will also see the money used to create schemes aimed at offering counselling services and psychological support. A total of $20 million will be used for the formation of a national body and advisory council that will be instrumental to help implement the scheme. The body will report to the federal attorney-general.

The Guardian also noted that the national scheme would give survivors a chance to receive a direct personal response from their abuser, or the institution that housed their abuser, on top of monetary compensation.

The $33 million allotment can be funded through saving measures which include a crackdown on multinational tax dodgers, reduction of superannuation tax concessions and removal of the emissions reduction fund. The plan was released by opposition leader Bill Shorten and a number of shadow ministers.

Established in January 2013, the royal commission has received nearly 26,000 calls from survivors, while more than 760 cases were referred to law enforcement authorities.

Cathy Kezelman, the president of Adults Surviving Childhood Abuse, noted that the rise in the number of older Australians meant that a redress scheme must be implemented immediately. Kezelman further noted that the costs involved are significant but are far less than those of inaction.

Should it be extended, the royal commission will cost $125.8 million on top of its $377 million current budget.

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