1.1.A.70 Assessment framework

Definition

For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, the NRS Assessment Framework is a legislative instrument made by the Minister for Families and Social Services, which outlines how the Scheme must determine the following:

  • The redress payment amount a person can receive under the Scheme.
  • The amount of counselling and psychological care a person can receive under the Scheme.

In interpreting the assessment framework, the Operator may take into account a separate set of guidelines, known as the assessment framework policy guidelines, when applying the assessment framework to determine the amount of payment or counselling and psychological care a person can receive as part of redress. The assessment framework policy guidelines will be issued by the Minister for Families and Social Services.

The assessment framework may be varied or revoked, so long as the variation or revocation meets the requirements under subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

Act reference: NRSAct section 32 The assessment framework, section 33 The assessment framework policy guidelines

Policy reference: Redress Guide 5 Components of redress

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019