25 November 2019

Getting the National Redress Scheme right: An overdue step towards justice

This is the report from the Joint Select Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Redress Related Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of their findings of the initial operation of the National Redress Scheme for compensating victims of institutional sexual abuse. The Committee noted that fundamental to the success of the redress scheme, and the assessment as to whether the objects of the scheme are being achieved is whether the key components of redress align with the recommendations of the Royal Commission. The report found that the redress scheme falls short of many of the key recommendations of the Royal Commission. The Committee made 29 recommendations to address the identified shortcomings.