Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support Program

This is a recent update on the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Child Support Program.

The questionnaire has now closed

Child Support Program questionnaire icon 

The questionnaire enabled people with an experience of the Child Support Program to make a personal contribution to the inquiry, and will enable the Committee to understand the individual experiences of a broad range of people.

Over the course of the inquiry, we will publish snapshots of responses to the Questionnaire. Organised by theme, the snapshots will provide a summary of the experiences and stories that are being shared through the inquiry.

On 27 March 2014, the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Kevin Andrews MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the Child Support Program.

The Committee created an online questionnaire for individuals to complete. The questionnaire enabled people with an experience of the Child Support Program to make a personal contribution to the inquiry, and will enable the Committee to understand the individual experiences of a broad range of people. This survey has now closed. The Committee received over 11,000 responses and has published a series of Snapshots which give an overview of the responses received. You can view the snapshots at this link

As part of its hearings, the Committee held ‘community statement sessions’, which provided individuals with the opportunity to make short statements to the Committee about the inquiry’s terms of reference.

The Committee also sought submissions to the inquiry from stakeholder groups and experts. Submissions closed on 4 July 2014.

The Committee expects to table its report in early 2015.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6277 2223
Fax: (02) 6277 8594
childsupport.reps@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

The Committee will consider whether any problems experienced by payers or payees of child support impact on the majority of parents and other carers involved in the system, or a minority, and make recommendations accordingly.

Past Public Hearings

26 Jun 2014: Canberra, ACT
27 Jun 2014: Sydney, NSW
17 Jul 2014: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Public Hearings underway

Accessibility

If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility

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