NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME
1080. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Attorney General:
I refer to the government's
endeavours to join the National Redress Scheme.
(1) Does the
Attorney General have in his possession, custody or control a list of
stakeholders that he, his staff or the department have consulted about the
legislative instruments required to give effect to the government's
desire to join the scheme?
(2) If yes to (1), will he table
(3) If no to (1), will he undertake
to prepare such a list and have it tabled at the next day's sitting?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
regarding the legislation occurred with officers from the State Solicitor's
Office; the Parliamentary Counsel's Office; the Department of Justice,
including the office of the criminal injuries assessor and the office of the
Commissioner for Victims of Crime; the Department of the Premier and Cabinet;
the Department of Treasury; the offices of the Premier, Attorney General and the
Minister for Child Protection; and the commonwealth Department of Social
Services. The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
(Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 was drafted based on similar legislation that
had been introduced into and passed by the Parliaments of New South Wales,
Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. The commonwealth government
consulted with a number of stakeholders in the development of the National
Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, including the National
Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018. It is understood
that consultation occurred with an independent advisory council on redress. The
advisory council comprised survivors of institutional abuse, representatives
from support organisations, legal and psychological experts, Aboriginal and
disability experts, institutional interest groups and persons with a background
(3) Not applicable.