Public hearing on National Redress Scheme

THE Joint Standing Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme will be holding a public hearing tomorrow for its inquiry into the National Redress Scheme.

The public hearing will commence at 9.30am AEDT (Canberra time). The program is available on the committee’s website.

The inquiry is looking into a range of areas, including:

  • The experience of First Nations applicants and applicants with disability in their dealings with the scheme.
  • Accessibility, performance and effectiveness of support services and legal advice for survivors and their advocates.

Committee Chair Senator Catryna Bilyk said, "Throughout the inquiry, the committee has heard about many challenges and barriers that prevent survivors from accessing the scheme.

"Tomorrow’s public hearing will hear from redress support services and the Department of Social Services. This evidence will assist the Committee with gathering evidence to make recommendations to government on how the Scheme could be improved."

Full details of what the inquiry is examining can be found in the terms of reference on the committee’s website. An easy English guide is also available.

Public hearing details

Friday, 20 October 20239:30am to around 2:15pm AEDT (Canberra time)Committee Room 1R5, Parliament House, CanberraListen online at



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