1.1.P.10 Participating group
For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, the Minister for Social Services may declare that 2 or more participating institutions form a participating group. Those institutions are then known as 'associates'. A group can be formed among any type of institution, including Commonwealth, State, Territory or non-government institutions.
Each participating group of non-government institutions must assign a person to act as a representative on behalf of the participating group. The Minister must also make a declaration that the person is a representative of that group. For Commonwealth, State or Territory institutions, the representative will automatically be the relevant jurisdiction.
By accepting an offer of redress, a person will release every associate in the group from civil liability (for any abuse within the scope of the Scheme).
Act reference: NRSAct section 133 Participating groups, section 134 Institutions becoming members of a participating group, section 136 Representatives for participating groups