Compensation

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Government compensation
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

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.
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...
Report

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...
Report

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.