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2.1.1 When an application for redress cannot be made


A person cannot make an application for redress under the Scheme if:

  • the person has already made an application for redress
  • a security notice is in force in relation to the person
  • the person is a child and will not turn 18 before the Scheme ends on 30 June 2028, or
  • the application for redress is being made in the 12-month period prior to the Scheme ending on 30 June 2028 (and exceptional circumstances do not exist).

Act reference: NRSAct section 20 When an application cannot be made

Policy reference: Redress Guide 9.3.7 Scheme sunset day

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