1.1.W.10 Within scope


For the purposes of the National Redress Scheme, for abuse to be considered within the scope of the Scheme:

  • it must have occurred when the person was a child
  • it must have occurred either:
    • inside a participating State
    • inside a Territory
    • outside of Australia
  • it must have occurred before the Scheme start day (1 July 2018).

The NRS Rules may also prescribe (in possible contravention of the above requirements) whether abuse of a person is within scope of the Scheme (or not in scope).

Act reference: NRSAct section 14 When is abuse within the scope of the scheme?

Last reviewed: 1 July 2019