7.3 Participating State institutions

What is a participating State institution?

For the purposes of the Scheme, a participating State institution is an institution that is or was established for a public purpose under a law of a participating State. State institutions participating in the Scheme will be liable for providing redress to a person eligible for redress.

Participating State institutions must be declared by the Minister for Families and Social Services.

What is a State institution?

An institution is a State institution where:

  • it is or was part of a state
  • it is or was a body established for a public purpose (whether or not the body is incorporated) by or under a law of a state that is participating in the Scheme, or
  • is prescribed by the NRS Rules as being a State institution under the Scheme.

What is not a State institution?

The Scheme does not consider an institution a State institution if the NRS Rules prescribe the institution as not being a State institution under the Scheme. This rule making power is intended to be used to exclude a State institution where it is more appropriate for another participating institution to pay redress for a person rather than the State.

Act reference: NRSAct Part 5-1 Participating institutions, section 110 What is a participating State institution?, section 111 What is a State institution?

NRS Rules Part 12 Participating institutions and participating groups

Policy reference: Redress Guide 7.1 Participating institutions

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019