National Redress Scheme Latest News
On 30 April 2018 the Northern Territory and Queensland Governments committed to join the National Redress Scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. Northern Territory and Queensland now joins Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and the Commonwealth in providing redress to survivors under the Scheme when it commences.
- Media release 30 April 2018 – QLD and NT join National Redress Scheme
- Media release 19 March 2018 – ACT Government announces it will join the Scheme
- Media release 9 March 2018: First states commit to Redress Scheme
- Media release 9 May 2017: Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
- Media release 4 November 2016: Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
On 30 November 2017, the Senate referred the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2017 to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.
On 28 March 2018, the Committee handed down its final report into the legislation.
The Committee, was chaired by Senator Slade Brockman, received 92 written submissions and heard evidence at two public sessions held in Canberra and Victoria.
The Government will carefully consider the report and respond in due course.
The report is available at: