Final Report

Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 [Provisions]

28 March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-734-5

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(PDF 25KB)
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List of Reccommendations
(PDF 30KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background
(PDF 90KB)

Purpose of the bills
Report structure
Royal Commission
Bills as a 'first step' to a national redress scheme
Overview of bills
Governance arrangements
Financial impact
Reports of other committees
Conduct of inquiry

Chapter 2 - Administration and operation
(PDF 304KB)

An opt-in Redress Scheme
Responsible entity
Funding arrangements
Delegated legislation
Entitlement and eligibility criteria
Applications for redress
Offers and acceptance of redress

Chapter 3 - Redress elements, reviews and reporting
(PDF 230KB)

Redress payments
Counselling and psychological services
Direct personal responses
Redress for affected family members
Other redress proposals
Specific groups accessing the Redress Scheme
Supports to access the Redress Scheme
Deeds of release
Reporting to Parliament

Chapter 4 - Conclusions and recommendations
(PDF 32KB)
Additional Comments by Labor Party Senators
(PDF 119KB)

States and Territories Opting In
Access to appropriate services for all Survivors
Period for acceptance of offers
Cap on payments made under the Redress Scheme 
Eligibility of Survivors with a criminal record
Eligibility: Residency Requirements
One Application
Funder of last resort
Child applicants to the Redress Scheme
Reporting to Parliament
The Assessment Matrix
Extension of the Scheme to Survivors of non-sexual abuse

Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens
(PDF 144KB)

Significant items in rules
Elements of redress under the Redress Scheme
Scope of eligibility for the Redress Scheme
Exclusions of certain groups of survivors
Redress claim process
Implementing the Redress Scheme

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee
(PDF 22KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings
(PDF 16KB)
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