1.1.N.10 National Redress Scheme Agreement

Definition

For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, the National Redress Scheme Agreement refers to the formal agreement made between the Commonwealth and participating States and Territory governments as a condition of participating in the National Redress Scheme.

It is also known as the Intergovernmental Agreement on the National Redress Scheme. The National Redress Scheme Agreement is enforced through the authority provided through the NRSAct.

Specific situations where the National Redress Scheme Agreement may be referred to include:

  • Authorised disclosures of the assessment framework policy guidelines by either the Minister for Social Services or the Scheme to another person (section 103).
  • Consultations with the relevant Ministers from participating States and participating Territories prior to approving the engagement of an independent decision maker (section 185).

Act reference: NRSAct section 6 The Dictionary

Policy reference: Redress Guide 8.1 Participating institutions funding contribution to the Commonwealth

Last reviewed: 13 August 2018