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6.7 Application for redress & civil proceedings


Documents prepared in relation to a person's application for redress under the Scheme may not be admitted as evidence in civil proceedings. This includes a person's application for redress, documents created solely to accompany a person's application for redress, and documents created by an institution complying with the Operator's request for information about a person's application for redress.

The exception to above is where documents are admitted into evidence in civil proceedings for the purposes of giving effect to the NRSAct. This includes a situation where the disclosure of information is required for judicial review of a decision made under the NRSAct.

An application and created supporting documentation may also be admissible in civil proceedings where a person is accused of providing false or misleading information or statements in their application or to an officer of the Scheme.

Act reference: NRSAct Part 2-3 Division 6 Effect of determination and admissibility of evidence in civil proceedings

Policy reference: Redress Guide 2.1 Redress application

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