4.10 Review and appeals

The following recommendations details the review process for applicants to Stolen Generations Reparations who were found ineligible.

Recommendation 32

The Steering Committee recommends that all applicants found ineligible have the right to appeal the decision and are informed of the support in place to assist if required and of the process for how to appeal.

The Steering Committee recommends that the appeal undergo a process based on the following:

  1. An internal review by the Departmental Reparations Unit ensuring that all research avenues have been exhausted under the guiding principles and eligibility requirements have been reviewed.
  2. An external review is made by the three panel members from the assessment panel, noted in 4.8 Assessment of applications, that were not involved in the initial assessment of the claim.