This newsletter outlines arrangements for the second anniversary review of the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme).
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Second anniversary review
The Scheme was established on 1 July 2018. With the second anniversary approaching, an independent review is being conducted to consider how the Scheme is working for survivors and other stakeholders.
The review will undertake consultations from July 2020 until September 2020. Consultations will initially be in the form of a submissions process and a survey.
The review is wide-ranging and will consider the implementation and operation of the Scheme, how survivors experience the Scheme, access to Redress Support Services and to counselling and psychological care as well as financial arrangements.
An independent reviewer, Ms Robyn Kruk AO, will undertake the review. Ms Kruk was the Independent Assessor of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce and is currently the Chair of Mental Health Australia. In 2018, Ms Kruk was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration, including mental health reform.
To help us improve the Scheme, we encourage survivors, advocates and other stakeholders to share their experiences of the Scheme by making a submission to the review. It is critical that survivors are at the centre of the review and the review captures what matters to them most.
Information about how you can make a submission to the review will be provided at a later date.
For further information about the second anniversary review, please see the media release about the review from Senator Anne Ruston, Minister for Families and Social Services: https://ministers.dss.gov.au/media-releases/5901.
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