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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the final report of the second year review of the National Redress Scheme by amending the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 to: provide for advance payments of $10 000 to elderly or terminally ill applicants, or where there are other exceptional circumstances for particularly vulnerable people; change the date for which the indexation of relevant prior payments is calculated; extend the acceptance period of a redress offer after it has expired and provide for the period within which to seek a review to be aligned with any extension to the acceptance period; remove the requirement for an application to include a statutory declaration; and provide for redress payments and counselling and psychological care payments to be made in instalments rather than as a lump sum, if requested by an applicant.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 26 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 31 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 01 Sep 2021
Second reading agreed to 01 Sep 2021
Third reading agreed to 01 Sep 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Sep 2021
Second reading moved 01 Sep 2021
Second reading debate 02 Sep 2021
Second reading agreed to 02 Sep 2021
Third reading agreed to 02 Sep 2021
Finally passed both Houses 02 Sep 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 109
  • Year: 2021
13 Sep 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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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