Report

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018 and National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2018

15 June 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-777-2

View the report as a single document - (PDF 573KB)

Corrigendum - Tabled 29 June - (PDF 462KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 16KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 85KB)

Purpose of the bills
Previous inquiry and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme bills
States and territories opt-in to a National Redress Scheme
Overview of the National Redress Scheme bills
Financial impact
Reports of other committees
Structure of this report
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgements

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 243KB)

Establishing the National Redress Scheme
Participating institutions, groups and jurisdictions
Entitlement, eligibility and scope
Applying for and accepting offers of redress
Receiving redress
Other relevant provisions in the National Redress Bill
National Consequential Bill
Other related matters
Committee view

Additional Comments by Labor Senators (PDF 96KB)

Payment cap
Lifelong counselling
Residency requirements
Criminal history exclusion
Indexation
Decision time frame
Funder of last resort
Inclusion of all forms of abuse
Recommendations

Additional Comments by the Australian Greens (PDF 69KB)

Counselling and Psychological Services
Applications
When an application cannot be made
Criminal histories
Security notices
Prior payments and indexation provisions
Funder of last resort
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 14KB)

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au