Qld to sign up to child sex abuse compo

The Queensland government is expected to sign up to the national redress scheme that ensures compensation for the victims of historical child sexual abuse suffered in church and state institutions.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will make the announcement on Monday, the Courier-Mail reports, joining other states in following the recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Many victims have shared in the $100 million the state government paid out following Queensland's Forde inquiry and this amount will be deducted.

"Around 10,000 Queenslanders are expected to be eligible to access the scheme, including around 5000 who were abused in government institutions, and another 5000, if non-government institutions also participate," Ms Palaszczuk told the paper.

"Now that we as a state government have opted in, I call on Queensland-based institutions, including churches, charities and other non-government organisations, to sign up."