Royal Commission civil litigation recommendations

The NSW Government is considering the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about how to provide justice to victims of future institutional child abuse.

In particular, the NSW Government is seeking input through this Consultation Paper from survivors of institutional child abuse, organisations providing services to children, legal professionals, and any other interested members of the public on:

  • removing legal barriers from the civil litigation system in NSW to make it easier for survivors of institutional child abuse in the future to sue responsible institutions
  • how achievable and effective the proposed reforms would be, and
  • the potential impact of any changes on survivors of institutional child abuse, government, non-government organisations and the public interest.

The Department of Justice has developed a consultation paper which identifies some of the potential issues and poses questions about possible options for reform.

Download the consultation paper in PDF [PDF, 571KB]

Submissions invited

Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make submissions to the review. Submissions close at the end of the day on Monday, 4 September 2017.

There are two ways you can submit your feedback.

  • Email:
  • Post:
    Royal Commission civil litigation recommendations – Submissions
    Justice Strategy and Policy
    Department of Justice
    GPO Box 31
    Sydney NSW 2001

All submissions and comments will be treated as public, and may be published, unless the author indicates that it is to be treated as confidential.