National Redress Scheme hearings commence

Issue date: Thursday, 13 February 2020

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The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme will begin its inquiry program into the implementation of the National Redress Scheme with a series of public hearings in locations around Australia.

The Committee has been established by a resolution of both houses to inquire into and report on the Australian Government’s responses to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, including the National Redress Scheme and ongoing support of survivors.

Committee Chair Senator Dean Smith said hearing from survivors and those who are navigating the process of applying to the National Redress Scheme will be a key focus for the Committee in starting its consideration.

“The hearings will provide a range of opportunities for survivors to tell the Committee, in their own words, what is working and what is not with the National Redress Scheme,” Senator Smith said “as well as any other issues that they would like to tell the Committee.”

‘We invite those who would like to appear to contact the Committee at to register their interest.’ Senator Smith said.

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website and get details on the public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

Public hearing program

19 March 2020 – Melbourne
30 March 2020 – Sydney
31 March 2020 – Newcastle
6-7 April 2020 – Brisbane
15-16 April 2020 – Perth

Further details of hearings, including in regional locations, will be available from the Committee’s website when determined by the Committee.

For background information

Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 4549 or email

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