Title National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to establish the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, and for related purposes
Date 10-05-2018 09:32 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 45
Bill Number 84/18
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Social Services
Reps Bill Code M
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6101_first-reps/0000


National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2016‑2017‑2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2018</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Social Services)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to establish the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">2</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2"> Part 1‑1—Introduction<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">2</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">2</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Objects of this Act<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 4</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Simplified outline of this Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 5</p> <p class="MsoToc2"> Part 1‑2—Definitions<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">8</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 8</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The Dictionary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">9</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ The Dictionary.................................................................................... 9</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 2—The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2‑1—Establishment of the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Establishment of the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">17</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Establishment of the scheme............................................................. 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ The National Redress Scheme Operator............................................ 17</p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... General principles guiding actions of officers under the scheme....... 17</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2‑2—Entitlement to redress under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">19</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 19</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Entitlement to redress under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... When is a person entitled to be provided with redress?..................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... When is a person eligible for redress?............................................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... When is abuse within the scope of the scheme?................................ 22</p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... When is an institution responsible for abuse?................................... 23</p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... What redress is provided to a person?............................................... 24</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... What is redress for?.......................................................................... 25</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2‑3—How to obtain redress under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">26</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">26</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 26</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Application for redress under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Application for redress...................................................................... 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... When an application cannot be made................................................. 28</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Special process for child applicants................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Withdrawal of an application............................................................. 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Notice of a withdrawal to participating institutions........................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Obtaining information for the purposes of determining the application<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Power to request information from the applicant............................... 30</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Power to request information from participating institutions............. 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Failure of the applicant or institutions to comply with a request........ 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... State or Territory laws do not prevent complying with request......... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... False or misleading information, documents or statements............... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—The Operator must determine whether to approve the application<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">34</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... The Operator must make a determination on the application............. 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Working out the amount of redress payment and sharing of costs.... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Working out the amount of the counselling and psychological component and sharing of costs              39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... The assessment framework............................................................... 39</p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... The assessment framework policy guidelines................................... 40</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Notice of determination to applicant and participating institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Notice of determination to applicant.................................................. 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Notice of determination to participating institutions.......................... 41</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Effect of determination and admissibility of evidence in civil proceedings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">43</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Effect of determination...................................................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Admissibility of documents in evidence in civil proceedings............ 43</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2‑4—Offers and acceptance of redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">45</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">45</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 45</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Offers of redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Offer of redress................................................................................. 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Acceptance period for offers of redress............................................ 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... Notice of offer to participating institutions........................................ 48</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Accepting or declining offers of redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">49</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Accepting the offer of redress........................................................... 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Effect of acceptance on civil liability................................................. 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Notice to participating institutions that the offer is accepted.............. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Declining the offer of redress............................................................ 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Notice to participating institutions that the offer is declined.............. 52</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2‑5—Provision of redress under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">53</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 53</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The redress payment<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... The Operator must pay the redress payment..................................... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Protection of the redress payment—general...................................... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Additional protection of the redress payment—garnishee orders...... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Counselling and psychological component of redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">56</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... The Operator must enable access to the counselling and psychological component of redress 56</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Protection of the counselling and psychological services payment—general            56</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Additional protection of the counselling and psychological services payment—garnishee orders            57</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Direct personal responses<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Direct personal response from responsible institutions..................... 59</p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... The direct personal response framework........................................... 59</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... General principles guiding provision of direct personal responses... 60</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 3—Special rules to deal with exceptional cases<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3‑1—Special rules allowing entitlement to redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 61</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Death of person before acceptance of redress offer<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">62</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Person dies before determination is made on application for redress 62</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Person dies before offer of redress is accepted, declined or withdrawn 63</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Entitlement to redress payment.......................................................... 64</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Abuse for which a Commonwealth institution or participating Territory institution is responsible<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">65</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Abuse occurring inside a non‑participating State.............................. 65</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3‑2—Special rules excluding entitlement to redress<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">66</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">66</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 66</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Special assessment of applicants with serious criminal convictions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... Special assessment of applicants with serious criminal convictions.. 67</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Security notices<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—No entitlement to redress while security notice in force<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Person not entitled to redress while security notice in force.............. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Security notice<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Security notice from the Home Affairs Minister............................... 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Notice from the Foreign Affairs Minister......................................... 71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Copy of a security notice to be given to the Operator and the Human Services Secretary        71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Period a security notice is in force..................................................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... Annual review of a security notice.................................................... 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Revoking a security notice................................................................ 72</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Other matters affected by a security notice<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">72</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Other matters affected by a security notice........................................ 72</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 4—Administrative matters<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4‑1—Review of determinations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 74</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Review of determinations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Application for review of determination............................................ 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Withdrawal of application for review................................................ 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... The review........................................................................................ 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Date of effect of review determination.............................................. 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Notice of review determination to applicant...................................... 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Interaction between review and offer of redress................................ 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Notices to participating institutions about review.............................. 77</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4‑2—Nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 78</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Appointment of nominees<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">79</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Appointment of nominees................................................................. 79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Suspension and revocation of nominee appointments....................... 79</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Duties, functions and responsibilities of nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Duty of nominee............................................................................... 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Actions of assistance nominee.......................................................... 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Actions of legal nominee................................................................... 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Giving notices to assistance nominee or legal nominee..................... 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Nominee to inform the Operator of matters affecting ability to act as nominee         84</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Other matters relating to nominees<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">85</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Protection of person against liability for actions of nominee............. 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Protection of nominee against criminal liability................................. 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Informing nominee if notice given to person..................................... 85</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4‑3—Protecting information under the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">86</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">86</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 86</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Use and disclosure of protected information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">87</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Protected information........................................................................ 87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Main authorisation—obtaining, recording, disclosing or using protected information             87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... Additional authorisation—Operator disclosing to nominee............... 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Additional authorisation—Operator disclosing in public interest or for another specified purpose          88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... Additional authorisation—Operator disclosing for law enforcement or child safety or wellbeing            89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Additional authorisation—disclosing etc. for a permitted purpose.... 90</p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... Additional authorisation—person engaged by participating institution disclosing etc. for a specified purpose        92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Offence—unauthorised access, recording, disclosure or use of protected information             92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ Offence—soliciting disclosure of protected information................... 93</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ Offence—offering to disclose protected information........................ 93</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Use and disclosure of the assessment framework policy guidelines<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">95</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ Main authorisation for obtaining, recording, disclosing or using the assessment framework policy guidelines       95</p> <p class="MsoToc5">103........ Additional authorisation—disclosure and use in accordance with the National Redress Scheme Agreement           95</p> <p class="MsoToc5">104........ Offence—unauthorised recording, disclosure or use of assessment framework policy guidelines           95</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Other matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">97</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">105........ Disclosures to a court or tribunal...................................................... 97</p> <p class="MsoToc5">106........ Disclosing information in good faith................................................. 97</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 5—Participating institutions, participating groups and participating jurisdictions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight: normal">                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">99</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5‑1—Participating institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">99</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">99</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">107........ Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 99</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Institutions participating in the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">101</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Participating institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">101</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">108........ What is a participating institution?................................................... 101</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Commonwealth institutions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">101</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">109........ What is a Commonwealth institution?............................................. 101</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Participating State institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">102</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">110........ What is a participating State institution?.......................................... 102</p> <p class="MsoToc5">111........ What is a State institution?.............................................................. 102</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Participating Territory institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">102</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">112........ What is a participating Territory institution?.................................... 102</p> <p class="MsoToc5">113........ What is a Territory institution?........................................................ 103</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Participating non‑government institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">103</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">114........ What is a participating non‑government institution?........................ 103</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Ministerial declarations about participating institutions <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">105</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">115........ Institutions becoming participating institutions............................... 105</p> <p class="MsoToc5">116........ Institutions ceasing to be participating institutions.......................... 106</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Participating defunct institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">109</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Participating defunct institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">109</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">117........ What is a participating defunct institution?...................................... 109</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Representatives for participating defunct institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">109</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">118........ Representatives for participating defunct institutions...................... 109</p> <p class="MsoToc5">119........ Becoming the representative for a defunct non‑government institution 110</p> <p class="MsoToc5">120........ Ceasing to be the representative for a defunct non‑government institution               110</p> <p class="MsoToc5">121........ Actions of the representative for a defunct institution..................... 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">122........ Giving notices to the representative for a defunct institution........... 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">123........ Obligations and liabilities of the representative for a defunct institution 111</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Participating lone institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">113</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Participating lone institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">113</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">124........ What is a participating lone institution?........................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Representatives for participating lone institutions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">113</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">125........ Representatives for participating lone institutions........................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">126........ Becoming the representative for an unincorporated lone institution 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">127........ Becoming the representative for an incorporated lone institution.... 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">128........ Ceasing to be the representative for a lone institution...................... 115</p> <p class="MsoToc5">129........ Actions of the representative for a lone institution.......................... 116</p> <p class="MsoToc5">130........ Giving notices to the representative for a lone institution................ 116</p> <p class="MsoToc5">131........ Joint and several liability of the representative for an unincorporated lone institution for funding contribution       116</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5‑2—Groups of institutions participating in the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">117</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">117</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">132........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 117</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Participating groups<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">118</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">133........ Participating groups........................................................................ 118</p> <p class="MsoToc5">134........ Institutions becoming members of a participating group................. 118</p> <p class="MsoToc5">135........ Institutions ceasing to be members of a participating group............ 119</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Representatives for participating groups<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">121</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">136........ Representatives for participating groups......................................... 121</p> <p class="MsoToc5">137........ Becoming the representative for a participating group of non‑government institutions            121</p> <p class="MsoToc5">138........ Ceasing to be the representative for a participating group of non‑government institutions       122</p> <p class="MsoToc5">139........ Actions of the representative for a participating group.................... 123</p> <p class="MsoToc5">140........ Giving notices to the representative for a participating group.......... 123</p> <p class="MsoToc5">141........ Joint and several liability of the representative for funding contribution.. 123</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5‑3—Jurisdictions participating in the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">124</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">124</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">142........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 124</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Participating jurisdictions<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">125</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">143........ What is a participating jurisdiction?................................................. 125</p> <p class="MsoToc5">144........ What is a participating State?........................................................... 125</p> <p class="MsoToc5">145........ The referred national redress scheme matters.................................. 128</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Participating jurisdictions providing counselling and psychological services under the scheme<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">130</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">146........ Participating jurisdictions that are declared providers...................... 130</p> <p class="MsoToc5">147........ Ministerial declarations about declared providers............................ 130</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 6—Financial matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">131</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6‑1—Liability for funding<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">131</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">131</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">148........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 131</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Liability of participating institutions for funding contribution<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">133</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">149........ Liability for funding contribution.................................................... 133</p> <p class="MsoToc5">150........ Funding contribution....................................................................... 133</p> <p class="MsoToc5">151........ Redress element.............................................................................. 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">152........ Scheme administration element....................................................... 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">153........ When funding contribution is due for payment............................... 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">154........ Late payment penalty....................................................................... 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">155........ Payment of funding contribution and late payment penalty............. 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">156........ Waiver of funding contribution and late payment penalty............... 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">157........ Review of decision about waiving funding contribution or penalty 136</p> <p class="MsoToc5">158........ Liability of corporate State or Territory institutions for funding contribution           137</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Liability of the Commonwealth for counselling and psychological services contribution <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">138</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">159........ Liability for counselling and psychological services contribution... 138</p> <p class="MsoToc5">160........ Counselling and psychological services contribution...................... 138</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Appropriation<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">139</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">161........ Appropriation.................................................................................. 139</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6‑2—Funders of last resort<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">140</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">140</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">162........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 140</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Funders of last resort<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">141</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">163........ Funders of last resort...................................................................... 141</p> <p class="MsoToc5">164........ Listing defunct institutions.............................................................. 141</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Special rules for funder of last resort cases<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">143</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">165........ Special rules for funder of last resort cases..................................... 143</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6‑3—Debt recovery<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">145</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">145</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">166........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 145</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Debt recovery<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">146</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">167........ Recovery of amounts (other than funding contribution and late payment penalty)   146</p> <p class="MsoToc5">168........ Recovery of funding contribution and late payment penalty............ 147</p> <p class="MsoToc5">169........ Legal proceedings to recover debt................................................... 147</p> <p class="MsoToc5">170........ Arrangement for payment of debt................................................... 147</p> <p class="MsoToc5">171........ Recovery of amounts from financial institutions............................. 148</p> <p class="MsoToc5">172........ Repayment of recovered amount to participating institutions.......... 149</p> <p class="MsoToc1">Chapter 7—Other matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">150</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7‑1—Application of this Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">150</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">150</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">173........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 150</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Application of this Act<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">151</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">174........ Constitutional basis for this Act...................................................... 151</p> <p class="MsoToc5">175........ Concurrent operation with State and Territory laws........................ 152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">176........ Extraterritorial application and extension to external Territories...... 152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">177........ Crown to be bound......................................................................... 153</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7‑2—The National Redress Scheme Rules<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">154</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">154</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">178........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 154</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The National Redress Scheme Rules<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">155</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">179........ The National Redress Scheme Rules............................................... 155</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7‑3—Other matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">157</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Simplified outline of this Part<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">157</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">180........ Simplified outline of this Part.......................................................... 157</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Giving notices for the purposes of the scheme<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">159</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">181........ Persons or institutions giving notices to the Operator..................... 159</p> <p class="MsoToc5">182........ Operator giving notices to persons or institutions........................... 159</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Delegation<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">160</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">183........ Delegation by the Minister.............................................................. 160</p> <p class="MsoToc5">184........ Delegation by the Operator............................................................. 160</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Independent decision‑makers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">161</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">185........ Engaging persons to be independent decision‑makers.................... 161</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">162</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">186........ Giving agreement............................................................................ 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">187........ Annual report on operation of the scheme....................................... 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">188........ Approved forms.............................................................................. 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">189........ Determinations of the Operator to be in writing.............................. 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">190........ Civil penalty provisions.................................................................. 163</p> <p class="MsoToc5">191........ Compensation for acquisition of property....................................... 164</p> <p class="MsoToc5">192........ Review of the scheme..................................................................... 164</p> <p class="MsoToc5">193........ Sunset of the scheme....................................................................... 166</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to establish the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-schedule depth="0" ref="516e9f47e9bb417eaea882256c734fc2" title="Chapter 1—Introduction"><a name="516e9f47e9bb417eaea882256c734fc2"/><p class="ActHead1" style="margin-top:18.0pt"><a name="_Toc512606628"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 1</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Introduction</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="9a85e844-1616-4b17-bc6f-012e7f37037e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="39a5638f-8cdc-49d1-8157-c0fd72569b32"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="ca85d1d7c0b645e5b9bb9517a42d1237" title="Chapter 2—The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse"><a name="ca85d1d7c0b645e5b9bb9517a42d1237"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606642"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 2</span>—<span class="CharChapText">The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="b53c6075-9942-475c-8e00-791a005e0636"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="47cfe66c-8c65-4c99-8ed8-76af01e099a5"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="62665589-b4ca-4141-9862-5caf0110ad43"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7fddaf4d-1c09-400c-aa6b-0cd668d8179b"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="97fc5ea7-592c-40be-bd31-13186a085b79"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="980a47b762e94cbb93c88161046b5388" title="Chapter 3—Special rules to deal with exceptional cases"><a name="980a47b762e94cbb93c88161046b5388"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606715"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 3</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Special rules to deal with exceptional cases</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="f0988994-b7da-46f3-bf83-580b2b866ca7"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="16696109-870b-4bc5-a46d-e219460ec7fa"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="c2f71552dd9243b483dce18f997c420e" title="Chapter 4—Administrative matters"><a name="c2f71552dd9243b483dce18f997c420e"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606742"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 4</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Administrative matters</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="2f4e383b-07b8-47d8-853a-575a57c6081a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4460ace5-942c-4805-9cc4-3ca8f7f784d8"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7e96e5b4-3803-48ee-89e2-80394f778016"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="63d785f0643c4187ad29824d14b2d686" title="Chapter 5—Participating institutions, participating groups and participating jurisdictions"><a name="63d785f0643c4187ad29824d14b2d686"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606791"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 5</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Participating institutions, participating groups and participating jurisdictions</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="fb08c3d4-2a26-4beb-9ead-8f9b779c689f"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="726e1a1c-304f-4f1b-a362-ad784238f6a3"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="fa85757d-345c-495a-bba3-434298bb053c"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="020b59a2cc314183bb19308cd98583f8" title="Chapter 6—Financial matters"><a name="020b59a2cc314183bb19308cd98583f8"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606856"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 6</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Financial matters</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="67af671f-4be3-4646-bd93-468f23748f5c"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="575d7d42-0559-488f-a639-35a01b21dc7c"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="15c18bea-a0a0-47e4-80b2-2170b8b31cdb"?></opc-schedule><opc-schedule depth="0" ref="5e125b8b661c4a80b3e1afabd031bdc8" title="Chapter 7—Other matters"><a name="5e125b8b661c4a80b3e1afabd031bdc8"/><p class="ActHead1" style="page-break-before:always"><a name="_Toc512606894"><span class="CharChapNo">Chapter 7</span>—<span class="CharChapText">Other matters</span></a></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="0a2a8399-ea02-46aa-8d2c-7b7291ec938d"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="5abe7034-58b6-41cc-9cd2-2c1e98285546"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="2e8a57db-8cbb-449a-9522-531b096d1803"?></opc-schedule></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>