National Redress Scheme hearings continue

The Joint Select Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme

will hold a public hearing this week. The Committee will hear from individuals who have engaged with the Scheme and service providers who are supporting survivors.

The Committee’s First Interim Report, tabled in May 2020, made 14 detailed recommendations that were intended to inform the Scheme’s legislated second anniversary review.

Committee Chair Senator Dean Smith noted in September that, while the second anniversary review is ongoing, a number of issues associated with the operation of the Scheme need to be considered now.

“The Committee will hear evidence directly from survivors and the support services on the ground to ensure that the National Redress Scheme … is suitable for all survivors including First Nations people,” Senator Smith said.

Public hearing program

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020

Time: 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Location: via teleconference

The hearing will be broadcast live at and public hearing programs will be available at the Committee website prior to the hearing.

For background information

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