Government compensation


Second interim report of the Joint Select Committee on implementation of the National Redress Scheme, November 2021

Since its establishment in 2018, the National Redress Scheme has made both a symbolic and practical contribution to the pursuit of justice by survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. The focus of this second interim report is to identify reforms that will have the greatest...

Second year review of the National Redress Scheme: final report

This review concludes that a significant and urgent reset of the National Redress Scheme is required to deliver on the commitments of governments, provide survivors with an acknowledgment that the abuse should not have occurred, and confirm that the scheme is a survivor-centred, humane and...

First interim report of the Joint Select Committee on implementation of the National Redress Scheme April 2020

The establishment of the National Redress Scheme in 2018 has made a symbolic and practical contribution to the pursuit of justice for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse. However, as this interim report demonstrates, much more needs to be done to improve the experience of...
Working paper

Why are there more accidents on Mondays? Economic incentives, ergonomics or externalities

Research suggests that more workplace injuries occur on Mondays than on other weekdays. One hypothesis is that workers fraudulently claim that off-the-job weekend sprains occurred at work on the Monday in order to receive workers’ compensation. The authors test this using data from New Zealand...

Getting the National Redress Scheme right: an overdue step towards justice

This report highlights the need for the redress scheme to be transparent and accountable. More information needs to be made publicly available. Governments and departments have a responsibility to ensure that processes are visible and understood by survivors. The committee makes recommendations aimed at ensuring...
Discussion paper

Victims of crime reform: discussion paper

The main purpose of this discussion paper is to consider how the Territory’s financial assistance scheme can be improved to better support victims of violent crimes. The paper also looks at other potential reforms for victims, including the possibility of introducing victim-offender conferencing for adult...

Restitution and compensation orders: report

In its advice to government, the Council makes eight recommendations for reform to restitution and compensation orders in Victoria. This advice follows a request by the Attorney-General for the Council to examine whether restitution and compensation orders should become sentencing orders or remain as orders...
Discussion paper

Motor accident injury insurance and automated vehicles: discussion paper

This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries...
Discussion paper

Options for the implementation in the Northern Territory of the civil litigation reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed options for reforms to Territory laws being considered by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, in response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations regarding the duties and liability of institutions and the identification of...

Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: report

This report completes the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 (Vic) (VOCAA) as required in response to both the first and supplementary terms of reference provided by the Attorney-General on 22 December 2016, and 7 July 2017, respectively.

Investigation into the administration of the Fairness Fund for taxi and hire car licence holders

Taxi and hire car licence holders were given the “bureaucratic run-around” when seeking payments from the Fairness Fund set up by the state government to provide them prompt financial assistance, the Victorian Ombudsman has found.
Discussion paper

Review of superannuation and victims of crime compensation: further consultation and draft proposals

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.
Discussion paper

Compensation and rehabilitation for veterans: issues paper

This issues paper has been released by the Productivity Commission to assist participants in preparing a submission to the inquiry into Compensation and Rehabilitation for Veterans.
Discussion paper

Restitution and Compensation Orders: issues and options paper

This issues and options paper forms part of the review of restitution and compensation orders in Victoria.
Discussion paper

Early release of superannuation benefits: under compassionate and financial hardship grounds and for victims of crime compensation

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...

Work-related hospitalised injuries, Australia 2006–07 to 2013–14

This report covers work-related injury by providing information on two sets of hospitalised cases. The first is hospitalised cases funded by workers’ compensation. The second, which overlaps with the first, is hospitalised injury cases where the injury was reported as having occurred while the patient...
Discussion paper

Review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996: supplementary consultation paper

This VLRC supplementary consultation paper has been released for public comment, following an update to the commission's terms of reference.
Journal article

Compensation for extinguishment of native title: Griffiths v Northern Territory represents a major step forward for native title holders

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...

Report on establishing a national compensation scheme for victims of Commonwealth crime

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...