Second Reading Speeches

Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Social Services
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017, the bill implements the Commonwealth’s response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s

Redress and Civil Litigation Report
by establishing the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse which is intended to operate for a 10-year period from 1 July 2018 and includes: providing a payment of up to $150 000 to survivors; providing access to counselling and psychological services to survivors; and facilitating a direct personal response to survivors from the responsible institution, should the survivor request one.