An inquiry into the options available to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australia who are seeking justice
Community Development and Justice Standing Committee
The Community Development and Justice Standing Committee will inquire into the options available to survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Western Australia who are seeking justice.
In particular, the Committee will consider:
1. The impact of the Civil Liability Legislation Amendment Act (Child Sexual Abuse Actions) Act 2018 (the Act), including:
a. the experience of survivors who have used the civil litigation process;
b. the response of government and non-government institutions to civil claims brought by survivors;
c. the efficiency with which courts deal with civil claims;
d. State monitoring and reporting on the progress and impact of the Act.
2. The effectiveness of WA’s support of the National Redress Scheme, including:
a. the experience of survivors who have accessed the Scheme;
b. the response of Government and non-government institutions to the Scheme.
3. The resourcing and provision of services to support survivors in whichever path they take.
4. Other options to provide justice, resolution and/or compensation to survivors and their families, including lessons from other jurisdictions.
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