Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

Participating in the inquiry

The committee is now accepting submissions. The submission deadline for the first stage is 29 May 2020, although the committee will continue to consider and accept submissions after this date.

Please note that while the committee welcomes all written submissions and other evidence, the committee is not able to investigate or make findings in relation to individual cases of sexual abuse. The committee's inquiry will focus on the Australian Government policy, program and legal response to the redress related recommendations of the Royal Commission and related matters.

If you need advice about the Redress Scheme please contact the Department of Social Services on 1800 737 377. Further information about the Redress Scheme can also be found here.

If you are concerned about your submission being public you can ask the committee to keep your submission confidential or for your name to be withheld.

•   Confidential submissions are only read by members of the committee and the secretariat and are not published online.
•   Name withheld submissions are published online, but without your name, and therefore can be read by the public.

If you would like either of these options please clearly indicate this on the front of your submission.

If you are interested in contributing to the committee's inquiry, please refer to the terms of reference. You may find it helpful to look at the guide for preparing a submission. It includes suggestions on what to include in a submission, a check list, and information about what happens to your submission once it has been received by the committee.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4549
Fax: + 61 2 6277 4844

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.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

15 Apr 2020: via Teleconference
06 Apr 2020: Via Teleconference
30 Mar 2020: Via Teleconference


Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions


If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

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