1.1.A.70 Assessment framework
For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, the assessment framework is a written declaration made by the Minister for 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 Social Services.
The assessment framework is a legislative instrument as defined under the Legislation Act 2003. However, section 42 of that Act relating to disallowances does not apply to the assessment framework.
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.