Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008

Stolen Generation Compensation Bill 2008

16 June 2008

© Commonwealth of Australia 2008
ISBN 978-0-642-71903-4

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Members of the Committee (PDF 14KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 11KB)
Recommendations (PDF 11KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 16KB)

Purpose of the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Background and overview of the Bill (PDF 51KB)

Main provisions of the Bill

Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 128KB)

Legal and moral rationales for compensation
Implications of the Federal Government's apology
Compensation as a preferable alternative to litigation
Appropriate method and amount of compensation payment
Appropriate recipients of compensation
Importance of holistic reparations measures
Relevant international and domestic models
Jurisdictional issues
Committee view

Additional comments by the Liberal Senators (PDF 13KB)
Additional comments by Senator Andrew Bartlett (PDF 18KB)
Additional comments by Australian Greens (PDF 15KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee (PDF 14KB)

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Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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