Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors

March 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76010-948-6

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Committee Members

Terms of Reference


List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Scope of final report
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Note on references

Chapter 2—Responsibility for providing supports

  Grünenthal's responsibility
  Diageo's support for thalidomide survivors
  Responsibility of Australian governments

Chapter 3—Making supports work for thalidomide survivors

  National Disability Insurance Scheme
  Thalidomide Group Australia's requests
  Navigating supports

Chapter 4—Conclusions and recommendations

  A moral obligation
  Direct financial support
  Coordination centre
  National Disability Insurance Scheme
  Extraordinary Assistance Fund
  Health support
  Records of assessments
  Public interest immunity claim
  Support from Grünenthal

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515