First Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020

May 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76092-091-3

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Chair's Foreword



  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Background to the interim report

2. Engagement of survivors

3. Establishing and governing the National Redress Scheme

  Governance of and consultation regarding the redress scheme
  Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
  Maximising opportunities from the Second Anniversary Review

4. Seeking Redress

  Redress payments
  Access to counselling and psychological care services
  Direct Personal Representations

5. Role of Non-Government Institutions

  Survivor participation
  Non-government institutions

6. Funder of Last Resort Provisions

  Legislation considerations
  Operational considerations

7. COVID-19

  Response to COVID-19

8. Other Review Considerations

  Advance payments
  Institutions joining after the 30 June 2020 deadline

A. Witnesses

B. Submissions

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4549

About this inquiry

The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme was appointed by resolution of the House of Representatives on 10 September 2019 and resolution of the Senate on 11 September 2019.

Past Public Hearings

11 Oct 2021: Canberra
18 Aug 2021: Canberra
16 Aug 2021: Canberra