Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Australia pays $207,000 compensation to 2,800 Afghans over six years

Australia pays $207,000 compensation to 2,800 Afghans over six years | World news | The Guardian
New figures compiled by the Australian Department of Defence reveal the extent of an Australian government payment scheme since it began in mid-2009.
Under the so-called tactical payment scheme, the government can compensate local people for incidents that occur during the Australian defence force’s overseas operations without admitting legal liability.
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The department said there had been 2,836 individual payments in Afghanistan totalling $206,937, or an average of $73 an incident.



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