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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Advance payments                                                                                    4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018        4

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             10

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      10

Schedule 2—Indexation of relevant prior payments                                       11

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        11

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      11

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             15

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      15

Schedule 3—Extending review and acceptance periods                               17

Part 1—Review periods                                                                                              17

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      17

Part 2—Acceptance periods                                                                                     19

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      19

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             20

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      20

Schedule 4—Remove statutory declaration requirement for applications               22

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        22

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      22

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             23

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      23

Schedule 5—Payment by instalments                                                                       24

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        24

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      24

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             26

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018      26

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However:

(a) subject to paragraph (b), if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period; and

(b) if the provisions would otherwise commence on or before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2, they commence immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by that table item.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 5, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

7.  Schedule 5, item 8

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

However, if the provisions covered by table item 3 commence before the provisions covered by table item 6, the provision covered by this table item does not commence at all.

 

8.  Schedule 5, item 9

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 6.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.