Access to offenders’ superannuation for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse

11 days left to have your say
Date
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Consultation Type
Discussion Paper

Key Documents

The Government is seeking stakeholder views on 2 draft proposals to allow victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to access the superannuation of their offender for unpaid compensation orders. These proposals seek to support victims and survivors in accessing redress by preventing child sexual abuse offenders from shielding their assets in the superannuation system.

  • The first proposal would allow victims and survivors to release ‘additional’ contributions from an offender or spouse’s superannuation to satisfy an unpaid compensation order.
  • The second proposal aims to improve transparency and reduce the cost and complexity of pursuing compensation by providing visibility of superannuation accounts to ascertain the value of the ‘additional’ contributions made by an offender.

Responding

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 16 February 2023. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

Any comments received will help inform further development and consideration of these proposals.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond

Email

superannuation@treasury.gov.au

Post

Address written submissions to:

Director
Tax and Compliance Unit
Retirement, Advice and Investment Division
Treasury
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600

Enquiries

Email: superannuation@treasury.gov.au