Submission on recordkeeping issues to the Joint Select Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Redress Related Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

In August 2018, the Setting the Record Straight Initiative developed on submission to the Joint Select Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Redress Related Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on recordkeeping issues. See Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Oversight of the Implementation of Redress Related Recommendations In our submission we reiterated the recordkeeping and archiving issues raised in our earlier submission on the Redress Bill, in particular To…

Submission on recordkeeping issues for the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017

In early February 2018 the Setting the Record Straight Initiative developed a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee reviewing the Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2017. See Submission to the Commonwealth Redress Bill 2017 In our submission we highlighted that: The scheme design needs to be informed by the records experiences of past redress schemes and ensure that increased demands for access to records are adequately resourced. Survivors to not be put at a…

Submission on principles for child safe organisations

In early December 2017, the Setting the Record Straight Initiative developed a submission to the consultation draft of the National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations under development by the Australian Human Rights Commission. See Submission to the 2017 Draft National Statement of Principles for Child Safe Organisations In our response we have highlighted the role that recordkeeping plays in enacting the principle, suggested some recordkeeping specific action areas and provided some indicators of how they…

Submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Following the Summit, a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was prepared. See Post Summit submission to the RCIRCSA It captured an initial draft of the communiqué and strategic plan, which was subsequently refined through feedback to become key outcomes from the event. The strategic plan highlights the need for to co-ordinate action and advocacy with research and development agendas in order to create a National Framework for Recordkeeping for Childhood Out…