The Stolen Generations Reparation Steering Committee used Terms of Reference to guide and focus the design process of Stolen Generations Reparations in Victoria. An overview of the Steering Committee purpose as outlined in the Terms of Reference is as follows:
- Provide advice on a suitable, culturally safe engagement approach to engage with Stolen Generations and other key stakeholders as determined by the Steering Committee.
- Coordinate and oversee engagement with Stolen Generations and stakeholders.
- Collate feedback and data collected throughout the engagement phase.
- Provide advice on the development and design of the scheme, including alignment with policy and reform frameworks, such as the recommendations of the 1997 Bringing Them Home Report, timing and resource constraints, and any other reasonable considerations identified by the Department.
- Assess high-level risks and opportunities associated with the development of the scheme and brief the Department in a timely manner.
- Provide high-level recommendations and findings to inform government’s design and implementation of the scheme.
- Develop and deliver an interim report to the government on the engagement and design of the Steering Committee’s Reparations consultation process.
- Develop and deliver a final report to the government on the recommendations of the Steering Committee.