Policy

Submission on the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill

8 February 2018

SASS provided a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, regarding the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017 and related bill.  The main points we raised in our submission were the importance of not barring survivors with certain criminal records from applying to the scheme, and the need to provide increased funding to specialist services to provide ongoing support for survivors.