The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme was appointed pursuant to a resolution of the Senate on 9 September 2019, 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.
Second Interim Report
The Committee is currently planning for the Second Interim Report which is planned to be tabled in January 2021. Information about the focus of the report will be available here when finalised by the Committee.
The Committee is now accepting submissions to inform the Second Interim Report. Submissions should be received by
30 October 2020, although the Committee will continue to consider and accept submissions after this date to inform its ongoing work.
The Committee, on a continual basis, welcomes submissions from individuals or groups that focus on the experience of survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and the National Redress Scheme.
More information can be found here.
Second anniversary review of the National Redress Scheme
The Committee's Role is to provide parliamentary oversight of the implementation of the National Redress Scheme. The Department of Social Services is responsible for the operation of the Scheme and the legislated second review.
If you are seeking information relating to the second anniversary review of the Scheme, please contact the National Redress Scheme on 1800 737 377. The Department of Social Services are also providing updates on the progress of the review on the National Redress Scheme website here.