National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018

On 20/07/18, director Michelle O’Flynn appeared as first witness before the Queensland Parliament’s Health, Communities, Disability Services and Family Violence Prevention Committee in their public hearing on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018.

To see a broadcast of the hearing see:

http://tv.parliament.qld.gov.au/Committees?reference=C4703#parentVerticalTab5 

To review the transcript of the hearing see:

https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/HCDSDFVPC/inquiries/current-inquiries/NationalRedressSICSACSB2018?actionId=4

QAI also made a written submission, recommending:

...that the Government broaden the parameters of the redress scheme to include individuals serving custodial sentences of five or more years, allowing such individuals to be eligible for the scheme, with an appropriate amendment or excision of clause 63 of the Bill to allow for this.