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Part 7-2—The National Redress Scheme Rules

Part 7-2 The National Redress Scheme Rules

Division 1 Simplified outline of this Part

178   Simplified outline of this Part

The Minister may make rules for the purposes of the scheme. They are subordinate legislation and may deal with matters that this Act requires or permits the rules to deal with, or that are necessary or convenient for giving effect to this Act.

Division 2 The National Redress Scheme Rules

179   The National Redress Scheme Rules

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed by the rules; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  The rules may provide for the following:

                     (a)  matters relating to an institution ceasing to be a participating institution;

                     (b)  matters relating to a participating group ceasing to be a participating group;

                     (c)  matters relating to a participating State ceasing to be a participating State;

                     (d)  matters relating to a person becoming, being or ceasing to be a representative for a defunct institution, a lone institution or a participating group;

                     (e)  overriding, for the purposes of the scheme, any provisions of settlement agreements or deeds that:

                              (i)  relate to confidentiality; or

                             (ii)  would inhibit access to, or the operation of, the scheme.

             (3)  Despite section 14 of the Legislation Act 2003 , the rules may apply, adopt or incorporate any matter contained in the assessment framework as in force or existing from time to time.

             (4)  The provisions of this Act that provide for the rules to deal with matters do not limit each other.

             (5)  To avoid doubt, the rules may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.