The federal government has released for public consultation two draft proposals that would provide victims of crime with access to a perpetrator’s superannuation in certain circumstances.
This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.
This issues paper has been released for public consultation, examining the key issues related to the early release of superannuation benefits under compassionate grounds and severe financial hardship grounds. The paper also examines whether, and the circumstances in which, an offender’s superannuation assets should be...
This VLRC supplementary consultation paper has been released for public comment, following an update to the commission's terms of reference.
This report advises how to remove the access to justice barriers faced by injured people in New Zealand.
The history of compensation determinations under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) is not a positive one for native title claimants. In the 19 years from the enactment of the NTA until the 2013 decision De Rose v State of South Australia there had...
Survivors of these human rights abuses have suffered harm and trauma. The right to an effective remedy is long established in international law and in Australia. While some survivors can make claims to State or Territory schemes, many are excluded. The State and Territory schemes...
A Shorten Labor Government will establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
The establishment a National Redress Scheme is a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and is a critical part of...
This article examines the collective bargaining provisions for SMEs in competition law in Australia. It concludes that SMEs’ use of the collective bargaining notification process has been relatively small and does not have any impact over the competition regulation in the market. While this provision...
The Letters Patent provided to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse require that it ‘inquire into institutional responses to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse and related matters’.
Under paragraph (d) of the Terms of Reference we are given...
In 2010–11, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Ombudsman’s office investigated two complaints about delays in finalising applications for financial assistance under the Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act 1983 (Victims of Crime (Financial Assistance) Act). The investigations revealed that the administrative arrangements in place for...
This paper examines the causes of wrongful imprisonment, the nature of losses and the applicability of international approaches and conventions. Definitions of wrongful conviction vary internationally, as do the circumstances and amount of compensation. Australian states and territories can make discretionary ex gratia payments, although...
This submission welcomes the Bill and supports its broad objectives of providing reparations to indigenous Australians who were directly affected by Australian governments' policies of removing indigenous and part-indigenous children from their parents.