National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Introduced with the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018, the bill implements the joint response of the Commonwealth Government, the government of each participating state and territory, and each participating non-government institution to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Redress and Civil Litigation Report by: establishing the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse to operate for a 10-year period from 1 July 2018; providing a payment of up to $150 000 to survivors; providing access to counselling and psychological services to survivors; and providing an option for survivors to receive a direct personal response from the responsible institution.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 May 2018
Second reading moved 10 May 2018
Second reading debate 23 May 2018
Second reading debate 24 May 2018
Second reading debate 29 May 2018
Second reading agreed to 29 May 2018
Third reading agreed to 29 May 2018
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Jun 2018
Second reading moved 18 Jun 2018
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2018
Second reading agreed to 18 Jun 2018
Committee of the Whole debate 18 Jun 2018
Committee of the Whole debate 19 Jun 2018
Third reading agreed to 19 Jun 2018
Finally passed both Houses 19 Jun 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 45
  • Year: 2018
21 Jun 2018

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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