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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021

Originating house
House of Representatives
Social Services


Implements certain recommendations of the final report of the second year review of the National Redress Scheme by amending the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 to: provide for advance payments of $10 000 to elderly or terminally ill applicants, or where there are other exceptional circumstances for particularly vulnerable people; change the date for which the indexation of relevant prior payments is calculated; extend the acceptance period of a redress offer after it has expired and provide for the period within which to seek a review to be aligned with any extension to the acceptance period; remove the requirement for an application to include a statutory declaration; and provide for redress payments and counselling and psychological care payments to be made in instalments rather than as a lump sum, if requested by an applicant.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/08/21  
Second reading moved 26/08/21  
Second reading debate 31/08/21  
Second reading debate 01/09/21  
Second reading agreed to 01/09/21  
Third reading agreed to 01/09/21  
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/21  
Second reading moved 01/09/21  
Second reading debate 02/09/21  
Second reading agreed to 02/09/21  
Third reading agreed to 02/09/21  
Finally passed both Houses 02/09/21  
Assent 13/09/21 Act no: 109 - Year: 2021

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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