8.2 The Commonwealth's counselling & psychological services contribution liability


The Commonwealth is liable to bear the initial costs of paying redress payments and the counselling and psychological component of redress under the Scheme, as well as the administration of the Scheme. However, participating institutions are liable to pay funding contribution to reimburse the Commonwealth for their share of those costs.

The Commonwealth is liable to pay counselling and psychological services contribution to a participating jurisdiction that is a declared provider of counselling and psychological services under the Scheme. The Commonwealth must pay the contribution to the jurisdiction for the quarter if the jurisdiction became liable in that quarter to provide for the delivery of counselling and psychological services to a person.

Act reference: NRSAct section 159 Liability for counselling and psychological services contribution, section 160 Counselling and psychological services contribution

Last reviewed: 13 August 2018