First public hearing - National Redress Scheme

Issue date: Monday, 24 February 2020

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Representatives from the Department of Social Services will discuss the National Redress Scheme at a public hearing for the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme this Wednesday.

The National Redress Scheme is a vital part of the response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

It is critical that the Committee is fully briefed on all aspects of the scheme, including institutions who have and haven’t joined and time taken to reach a decision on a redress payment.

The Committee is particularly interested in hearing more about the process of applying to the National Redress Scheme, and the steps that have been taken to make the process easier for survivors.

The Committee has been established to inquire into and report on:

  • the Australian Government policy, program and legal response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including the establishment and operation of the Commonwealth Redress Scheme and ongoing support of survivors; and
  • any matter in relation to the Royal Commission's redress related recommendations referred to the committee by a resolution of either House of the Parliament.

Public hearing details

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Time: 12.45 pm to 2.00 pm
Location: Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be broadcast live at

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4549

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