4.10 Effect of declining an offer of redress

Summary

If a person declines an offer of redress they are not entitled to redress under the Scheme. They will not receive:

  • a redress payment, or
  • access to counselling or psychological services, or
  • a direct personal response from the responsible participating institution/s.

If a person declines an offer of redress they cannot make another application to the Scheme.

A person who declines an offer for redress is not entitled to redress under the Scheme. If this circumstance occurs, civil litigation may be available to the person. However, the person's application for redress and information gathered during the application process are not admissible in evidence in civil proceedings.

Act reference: NRSAct section 45 Declining an offer of redress

Policy reference: Redress Guide 4.9 Declining an offer of redress

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019