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

The Department of the Attorney-General and Justice is seeking comments and submissions from interested groups and the general public to a range of proposed reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

These proposed reforms include the introduction of legislation to:

  • establish a statutory duty of care which incorporates a non-delegable element and reverse onus provision; and
  • ensure that survivors seeking damages for child sexual abuse against institutions associated with a property trust will be able to sue an entity with sufficient assets to meet their claim.

Submissions or comments can be as short or as informal as an email or letter, or can be a more substantial document. They also do not have to address all aspects of the discussion paper or be confined to any of the proposed options discussed in the paper.

Discussion paper (585.1 kb)
Discussion paper (103.7 kb)

Making a comment

Closing date for comments is COB Friday 2 November 2018.

Electronic copies of comments are preferred. Please send your comments and submissions to Policy.AGD@nt.gov.au or

Postal:
Director, Legal Policy
Department of the Attorney-General and Justice
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN  NT  0801

Legal Policy contact officer:
Ms Josine Wynberg
P: 08 8935 7764

Confidentiality of submissions

Any feedback or comment received by the Department will be treated as a public document unless clearly marked as ‘confidential’.

In the absence of such a clear indication, the Department will treat the feedback or comment as non-confidential.

Non-confidential feedback or comments are likely to be made publically available and published on the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice website.

The Department may also draw upon contents of this feedback or comments and quote from them or refer to them in reports, which may be made publically available.

Last updated: 27 September 2018