Joining the National Redress Scheme is voluntary for offending institutions.
Below is the list of institutions legally signed up to the National Redress Scheme – this information is sourced directly from the legislation. You can view the full legislation online.
Each of the following State institutions of New South Wales is a participating institution:
(a) A government sector agency within the meaning of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (NSW);
(b) A service of the Crown in which persons excluded from the Government Sector Employment Act 2013(NSW) by section 5 of that Act are employed;
(c) A statutory body representing the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales that is authorised by legislation to employ staff;
(d) A statutory body representing the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales that at any time received funding from the State for a public purpose;
(e) A local health district or statutory health corporation established under the Health Services Act 1997(NSW);
(f) A public hospital controlled by the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales;
(g) Any institution (however described) that has been superseded by anything listed in paragraphs (a)-(f); and
(h) Any institution (however described) of a kind referred to in paragraphs (a)-(f) that has been abolished.
Note: The avoidance of doubt, the institutions at (c) and (d) do not extend to a university, a residential college of a university or a local council.
Each of the following State institutions of Victoria is a participating institution:
(a) Public sector bodies, within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic), whether established or in existence before, on or after the commencement of that Act;
(b) All bodies that were established or in existence and ceased to exist before the commencement of the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic) and that would, if that Act had been in force, have been public sector bodies within the meaning of that Act, in relation to the period for which they so operated; and
(c) Councils, within the meaning of the Local Government Act 1989(Vic).
Each of the following Territory institutions of the Australian Capital Territory is a participating institution:
(a) The Australian Capital Territory (the Territory) as established as a body politic by section 7 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act (Cth);
(b) A Territory owned corporation under the Territory Owned Corporations Act 1990 or a subsidiary of a Territory owned corporation;
(c) A Territory instrumentality within the meaning of the Public Sector Management Act 1994; and
(d) Any other body that is:
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