Royal Commission consults on redress and civil litigation

Royal Commission consults on redress and civil litigation

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse will hold a week of private roundtables with invited experts to discuss redress and civil litigation.

The private roundtables will be convened by the Chair of the Royal Commission Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM and Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM commencing on Monday 1 September.

Participants include representatives from victim support groups, government representatives, lawyers and insurers, legal academics, faith based organisations and community service organisations.

Royal Commission CEO Philip Reed said the Royal Commission is aiming to make final findings and recommendations on redress and civil litigation by 30 June 2015.

“In order to achieve this shortened timeframe, we are adopting an intensive consultation process involving both broad public consultation and targeted private consultation.”

“The public consultation process has already included three Issues Papers on civil litigation, redress schemes and statutory victims of crime compensation schemes.”

“We will also be holding public roundtables on these issues later this year, and we will consult publicly on draft proposed recommendations before they are finalised,” he said. 

Earlier this month the Royal Commission published 81 submissions in response its recent issues paper on redress schemes, a record response.

These submissions can be viewed online.