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Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Social Services

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.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/10/17  
Second reading moved 26/10/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (15/11/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 2 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (30/11/2017): Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 13/03/2018