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Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme is appointed pursuant to a resolution of the Senate on 9 September2019, as amended and agreed by the House of Representatives on 10 September 2019 and agreed as amended by the Senate on 11 September 2019. 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 Hearings

 

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 would like to hear from anyone who wishes to tell the Committee, in their own words, what is working and what is not with the National Redress Scheme and its implementation.

 

Anyone who would like to appear at the hearings listed below should contact the committee secretariat at redress@aph.gov.au or (02) 6277 4549 to register their interest.

Public hearing program

19 March 2020 - Melbourne - Via Teleconference, www.aph.gov.au/live

20 March 2020 - Ballarat - Via Teleconference, www.aph.gov.au/live
30 March 2020 - Sydney - Via Teleconference, www.aph.gov.au/live
31 March 2020 - Newcastle - Via Teleconference, www.aph.gov.au/live
6-7 April 2020 - Brisbane - TBC
15-16 April 2020 - Perth - TBC

 

Information about the former Joint Select Committee

The Joint Select Committee on oversight of the implementation of redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established in the 45th Parliament. The committee inquired into:

  • the Australian Government policy, program and legal response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission, 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.

The select committee concluded its inquiry when it tabled its report on 2 April 2019. The Government response to this inquiry was tabled on 18 February 2020.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
CANBERRA
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4549
Fax: + 61 2 6277 4844
redress@aph.gov.au

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