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Public hearing on National Redress Scheme

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The Joint Standing Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme will hold a public hearing on Monday for its inquiry into the National Redress Scheme.

The Committee will hear evidence from knowmore, who provide free legal advice and support to redress applicants, as well as the Department of Social Services, which is responsible for administering the Scheme.

The public hearing will commence at 10.00am (Canberra time).

Committee Chair Senator Catryna Bilyk said: ‘The Committee has heard evidence from applicants and their advocates about how some redress outcomes have been assessed. We intend to provide an opportunity for the Department of Social Services to respond to this evidence.’

‘This will assist the Committee with making recommendations to government on how the Scheme could be improved.’

The Committee is continuing to accept submissions. There is no fixed closing date.

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 on how to make a submission is also available.

Public hearing details

Monday 8 April 2024
10.00am to approximately 1.00pm (Canberra time)
Committee Room 1R4, Parliament House, Canberra
Listen online at www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament

Media inquiries

Office of Senator Catryna Bilyk
Daniel Hulme
0447 000 867

For background information

Joint Standing Committee on Implementation of the National Redress Scheme
02 6277 4549
redress@aph.gov.au

Information about the Committee is available at https://www.aph.gov.au/redress.

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