Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors

On 21 August 2018, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report:

Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors, with particular reference to:

  1. adequacy of compensation and support;
  2. responsibility for providing support;
  3. provision of financial compensation;
  4. the role of the Australian Government in compensation and support; and
  5. any related matters.

Submissions were sought by 21 September 2018. The reporting date is 28 November 2018. On 28 November 2018, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 13 February 2019. On 14 February 2019, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 22 March 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

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