Social Security (Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment) Principle 2013

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Social Security (Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment) Principle 2013
I, Mark Dreyfus QC, Attorney‑General, make the following principle under the Social Security Act 1991.
Dated: 6 June 2013
Mark Dreyfus QC
Attorney‑General
 
  
  
  
Contents
Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1
1............ Name of principle.......................................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1
3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1
4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1
5............ Purpose......................................................................................................................... 1
6............ Simplified outline.......................................................................................................... 2
Part 2—Principles relating to primary victims                                                                               4
Division 2.1—General approach to determining AVTOP for primary victims      4
7............ Determining amount of AVTOP................................................................................... 4
8............ Factors not to be taken into account............................................................................... 4
Division 2.2—Nature of primary victim’s injury                                                                     6
9............ Schedule of injuries....................................................................................................... 6
10.......... Multiple injuries............................................................................................................ 6
11.......... Burns and scarring........................................................................................................ 7
Division 2.3—Impact of terrorist act on primary victim 16 years or older             8
12.......... Assessing impact of terrorist act.................................................................................... 8
Division 2.4—Impact of terrorist act on primary victim under 16 years                10
13.......... Assessing impact of terrorist act.................................................................................. 10
Division 2.5—Circumstances in which primary victim’s injury incurred                11
14.......... Circumstances that must be taken into account............................................................ 11
15.......... Reduction of AVTOP................................................................................................. 11
Part 3—Principles relating to secondary victims                                                                         13
Division 3.1—General approach to determining AVTOP for secondary victims 13
16.......... Determining amount of AVTOP................................................................................. 13
17.......... Factor not to be taken into account.............................................................................. 13
Division 3.2—Circumstances in which death occurred                                                      14
18.......... Circumstances that must be taken into account............................................................ 14
19.......... Reduction of AVTOP................................................................................................. 14
Division 3.3—Apportioning AVTOP where more than one secondary victim has claimed        16
20.......... Apportioning payments among secondary victims...................................................... 16
Schedule 1—AVTOP Schedule of Injuries                                                                   17
Schedule 2—AVTOP—Assessing impact of terrorist act on primary victim 16 years or older                                                                                                                                     25
Part 1—Assessing impact on personal relationships, mobility, recreational and community activities and domestic activities                                                                                                                        25
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.............................................................................................. 25
MOBILITY................................................................................................................................ 25
RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES......................................................... 26
DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES........................................................................................................ 27
Part 2—Assessing impact on employment activities                                                                  29
Schedule 3—AVTOP—Assessing impact of terrorist act on primary victim under 16 years                                                                                                                                     30
Part 1—Preliminary
  
1  Name of principle
                   This principle is the Social Security (Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment) Principle 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This principle commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This principle is made under the Social Security Act 1991.
4  Definitions
                   In this principle:
Act means the Social Security Act 1991.
AVTOP or Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment means a payment under Part 2.24AA of the Act.
close family member: see subsection 1061PAA(4) of the Act.
deceased person means a person who has died as a direct result of a declared overseas terrorist act.
declared overseas terrorist act: see subsection 23(1) of the Act.
injury means an injury mentioned in Schedule 1.
parent includes a legal guardian.
primary victim: see subsection 1061PAA(2) of the Act.
secondary victim: see subsection 1061PAA(3) of the Act.
terrorist act: see subsection 23(1) of the Act.
5  Purpose
                   The purpose of an AVTOP is:
                     (a)  to provide assistance to a person who has suffered an injury as a direct result of a declared overseas terrorist act; and
                     (b)  to provide assistance to a person who is a close family member of a deceased person.
Note:          A person may qualify for other forms of assistance in relation to the person’s more immediate financial needs resulting from an overseas terrorist act such as an Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment, financial assistance under the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme where activated or consular or repatriation assistance.
6  Simplified outline
                   The following is a simplified outline of this principle:
This principle is to be used to determine the amount of an AVTOP payable to a person in relation to a declared overseas terrorist act. The Act provides that the amount of an AVTOP for a primary victim or a secondary victim must not exceed $75,000 and that the sum of all AVTOPs for the secondary victims of a close family member must not exceed $75,000.
Part 1 contains definitions and explains the purpose of providing AVTOP assistance.
Part 2 contains the principles for determining an AVTOP for a primary victim, including principles requiring consideration of:
               (a)     the nature of the victim’s injury (Division 2.2 and Schedule 1); and
              (b)     the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life, assessed differently depending on the age of the victim:
                        Division 2.3 and Schedule 2 apply where the victim is 16 years or older; and
                        Division 2.4 and Schedule 3 apply where the victim is under 16 years; and
               (c)     any reductions that must be applied because of:
                        other financial assistance received by the victim from a foreign country for the injury (section 7); or
                        the circumstances in which the injury was incurred (Division 2.5).
Part 3 contains the principles for determining an AVTOP for a secondary victim, including principles requiring consideration of:
               (a)     any reduction that must be applied because of:
                        other financial assistance received from a foreign country in relation to the terrorist act (section 16); or
                        an AVTOP made to the deceased person as a primary victim (section 16); or
                        the circumstances in which the death occurred (Division 3.2); and
              (b)     the number of other secondary victims claiming an AVTOP in relation to the deceased person (Division 3.3); and
               (c)     the relationship between the secondary victim and the deceased person (Division 3.3).
Part 2—Principles relating to primary victims
Division 2.1—General approach to determining AVTOP for primary victims
7  Determining amount of AVTOP
                   When determining the amount of an AVTOP for a primary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act, the Secretary must do the following:
                     (a)  consider whether the primary victim has suffered an injury as a direct result of the terrorist act and if so, determine an amount under Division 2.2 disregarding any amount over $75,000;
                     (b)  if the primary victim has suffered an injury as a direct result of the terrorist act and the amount determined under Division 2.2 is less than $75,000—consider the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life and determine an amount under Division 2.3 (for a victim 16 years or older) or Division 2.4 (for a victim under 16 years);
                     (c)  if paragraph (b) applies—add together the amounts determined under paragraphs (a) and (b), disregarding any amount over $75,000;
                     (d)  if the victim has received financial assistance from a foreign country for an injury arising from the terrorist act (other than financial assistance for economic loss resulting from the injury)—determine the amount of the assistance received for that injury and deduct that amount from the amount determined under paragraph (a) or, if paragraph (b) applies, from the amount determined under paragraph (c);
Note:       Further details of foreign financial assistance in relation to the terrorist act may be found on the following website: (www.disasterassist.gov.au).
                     (e)  consider any circumstances in which the injury was incurred and determine if a reduction in the amount of AVTOP payable is required under Division 2.5 and the amount of the reduction;
                      (f)  subtract any amount determined under paragraph (e) from:
                              (i)  if paragraph (d) applies—the amount worked out under paragraph (d); or
                             (ii)  if paragraph (d) does not apply and paragraph (b) applies—the amount determined under paragraph (c); or
                            (iii)  in any other case—the amount determined under paragraph (a).
8  Factors not to be taken into account
             (1)  In considering the nature of the injury suffered by a primary victim or the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life, the Secretary must disregard the extent to which the injury, or the effect of the injury, may be reduced or limited by an external removable aid or appliance.
             (2)  In determining the amount of AVTOP payable to a primary victim the Secretary must not take into account any expenses incurred by the primary victim as a result of the terrorist act.
Division 2.2—Nature of primary victim’s injury
9  Schedule of injuries
             (1)  The Secretary must determine the amount of AVTOP payable under this Division for a primary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act in accordance with Schedule 1.
             (2)  An injury mentioned in an item in Schedule 1 qualifies for the amount of AVTOP mentioned in the item.
             (3)  For an injury mentioned in item 298 of Schedule 1, the Secretary may determine an amount of AVTOP for the injury that the Secretary believes is appropriate, having regard to the nature and severity of the injury.
10  Multiple injuries
             (1)  If a primary victim has suffered more than one injury as a direct result of the terrorist act the amount of AVTOP that is payable for all the injuries is the total of the following:
                     (a)  the amount worked out in accordance with Schedule 1 for the victim’s most serious injury;
                     (b)  30% of the amount worked out in accordance with Schedule 1 for the victim’s second most serious injury;
                     (c)  if there are more than 2 injuries—15% of the amount worked out in accordance with Schedule 1 for the victim’s third most serious injury.
             (2)  For subsection (1):
                     (a)  the victim’s most serious injury is the injury, or one of the injuries, that qualifies for the highest amount out of all the victim’s injuries (the first amount); and
                     (b)  the victim’s second most serious injury is:
                              (i)  if there is another injury that qualifies for the same amount as the first amount—that injury; or
                             (ii)  the injury, or one of the injuries, that qualifies for the second highest amount out of all the victim’s injuries (the second amount); and
                     (c)  the victim’s third most serious injury is:
                              (i)  if subparagraph (b)(i) applies and there is a further injury that qualifies for the same amount as the first amount—that injury; or
                             (ii)  if subparagraph (b)(ii) applies and there is a further injury that qualifies for the same amount as the second amount—that injury; or
                            (iii)  the injury, or one of the injuries, that qualifies for the third highest amount out of all the victim’s injuries.
             (3)  The Secretary must not consider any further injuries resulting from the terrorist act in determining the amount of AVTOP payable to the primary victim.
11  Burns and scarring
             (1)  When determining the amount of AVTOP payable to a primary victim the Secretary may take into account the victim’s burns to a part of the body or the victim’s scarring of that part of the body caused by the burns but not both.
             (2)  An amount of AVTOP is only payable for scarring if the scarring is permanent.
Division 2.3—Impact of terrorist act on primary victim 16 years or older
12  Assessing impact of terrorist act
             (1)  This Division applies to a primary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act who is 16 years or older at the time of the terrorist act.
             (2)  If the amount of AVTOP for the primary victim worked out in accordance with Division 2.2 is less than $75,000, the Secretary must also determine the amount of AVTOP for the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life in accordance with this Division.
             (3)  Part 1 of Schedule 2 is to be used to rate the impact of the terrorist act on a scale of nil to 7 on each of the following:
                     (a)  the victim’s personal relationships;
                     (b)  the victim’s mobility;
                     (c)  the victim’s recreational and community activities;
                     (d)  the victim’s domestic activities.
             (4)  Part 2 of Schedule 2 is to be used to rate the impact of the terrorist act on a scale of nil to 5 on the victim’s employment activities.
             (5)  Each rating worked out under subsections (3) and (4) is to be converted into an amount using the following table:
 
Assessing impact of terrorist act

Rating
Amount ($)

Personal relationships, mobility, recreational and community activities, and domestic activities

0
Nil

1
15,000

2
25,000

3
35,000

4
45,000

5
55,000

6
65,000

7
75,000

Employment activities

0
Nil

1
15,000

2
30,000

3
50,000

4
60,000

5
75,000

             (6)  The amount of AVTOP payable under this Division is to be worked out in accordance with the following formula:
where:
                   X is the total of all the amounts derived under subsection (5).
Division 2.4—Impact of terrorist act on primary victim under 16 years
13  Assessing impact of terrorist act
             (1)  This Division applies to a primary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act who is under 16 years at the time of the terrorist act.
             (2)  If the amount of AVTOP for the primary victim worked out in accordance with Division 2.2 is less than $75,000, the Secretary must also determine the amount of AVTOP for the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life in accordance with this Division.
             (3)  The answers to the questions in Schedule 3 are to be used to rate the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s life on a scale of nil to 3.
             (4)  The rating worked out under subsection (3) for each question answered, is to be converted into an amount using the following table:
 
Assessing impact of terrorist act
 

Rating
Amount ($)

0
Nil

1
25,000

2
50,000

3
75,000

             (5)  The amount of AVTOP payable under this Division is to be worked out in accordance with the following formula:
where:
X is the total of all the amounts derived under subsection (4).
Division 2.5—Circumstances in which primary victim’s injury incurred
14  Circumstances that must be taken into account
             (1)  When determining the amount of an AVTOP for a primary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act, the Secretary must take into account the following:
                     (a)  whether the victim failed to take reasonable steps to avoid harm or acted recklessly when the terrorist act occurred;
                     (b)  whether the victim travelled to the place where the terrorist act occurred despite travel advice on an Australian government website advising people to reconsider the need to travel to that place because of a high risk of a terrorist act;
                     (c)  whether the victim travelled to the place where the terrorist act occurred despite travel advice on an Australian government website advising against travelling to that place because of a high risk of a terrorist act;
                     (d)  whether the victim was directed by an official of Australia or a foreign country to leave or not to go to the place where the terrorist act occurred because of a high risk of a terrorist act.
             (2) This section does not apply if the primary victim was a child under 16 years at the time of the terrorist act.
15  Reduction of AVTOP
             (1)  If, after considering the matters set out in section 14, the Secretary decides that the primary victim acted without due regard to the consequences or against advice, the Secretary must reduce the amount of an AVTOP for the primary victim in accordance with the following table:
 
Reduction of AVTOP

Item
Circumstance
Reduction (%)

1
Paragraph 14(1)(a) (failure to take reasonable steps)
10

2
Paragraph 14(1)(b) (reconsider need to travel warning)
15

3
Paragraph 14(1)(c) (do not travel warning)
20

4
Paragraph 14(1)(d) (official direction)
50

             (2)  If the Secretary decides that the primary victim acted without due regard to the consequences or against advice in relation to more than one circumstance mentioned in the table in subsection (1), the Secretary must reduce the amount of an AVTOP for the primary victim by the percentage stated for the circumstance that has the highest percentage reduction.
Example:    If the Secretary decides that a primary victim ignored a “Do not travel” warning and also took no reasonable precaution when travelling in an area of known terrorist activity, the circumstances in items 1 and 3 of the table would apply. The Secretary must reduce the victim’s AVTOP by 20% as this is the highest percentage reduction of the 2 applicable circumstances.
             (3)  However, the Secretary must not reduce the amount of an AVTOP under this section if:
                     (a)  the primary victim was in the place where the terrorist act occurred:
                              (i)  for a humanitarian purpose; or
                             (ii)  on official business for the government of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory; or
Examples:           Visiting a dying relative, travel to make a kidney donation, emergency relief work following a natural disaster.
                     (b)  the Secretary considers it is appropriate, in the circumstances of the particular case, not to reduce the amount of the AVTOP under this section.
Part 3—Principles relating to secondary victims
Division 3.1—General approach to determining AVTOP for secondary victims
16  Determining amount of AVTOP
             (1)  To determine the amount of AVTOP payable to a secondary victim, the Secretary must do the following:
                     (a)  subtract from $75,000 any amount that is deductible under subsection (2);
                     (b)  if any circumstances require a reduction of AVTOP under Division 3.2—work out the amount of the reduction and subtract that amount from the amount determined under paragraph (a);
                     (c)  if any other person has made a claim as a secondary victim in relation to the deceased person—work out the secondary victim’s share by apportioning the amount determined under paragraph (a), or paragraph (b) if it applies, among all of the secondary victims who have made a claim and who are entitled to a share in accordance with Division 3.3;
                     (d)  if subsection 1061PAE(5) of the Act applies to the secondary victim because he or she has more than one claim for AVTOP in relation to the terrorist act—reduce the amount determined under paragraph (a), (b) or (c), as applicable, to ensure that the sum of all the AVTOPs paid to the victim does not exceed $75,000.
             (2)  The deductible amounts are the following:
                     (a)  the amount of any financial assistance received from a foreign country for the death of the deceased person (other than financial assistance for economic loss resulting from the deceased person’s death) by:
                              (i)  the secondary victim; or
                             (ii)  any other person who has made a claim as a secondary victim in relation to the deceased person and who is entitled to a share in accordance with Division 3.3;
                     (b)  the amount of any financial assistance received from a foreign country by the deceased person for injuries suffered by the deceased person as a direct result of the terrorist act (other than financial assistance for economic loss resulting from the injury);
Note:       Further details of foreign financial assistance in relation to the terrorist act may be found on the following website: (www.disasterassist.gov.au).
                     (c)  the amount of any AVTOP received by the deceased person as a primary victim.
17  Factor not to be taken into account
                   In determining the amount of AVTOP payable to a secondary victim the Secretary must not take into account any expenses incurred by the secondary victim as a result of the terrorist act.
Division 3.2—Circumstances in which death occurred
18  Circumstances that must be taken into account
             (1)  When determining the amount of an AVTOP for a secondary victim of a declared overseas terrorist act, the Secretary must take into account the following:
                     (a)  whether the deceased person failed to take reasonable steps to avoid harm or acted recklessly when the terrorist act occurred;
                     (b)  whether the deceased person travelled to the place where the terrorist act occurred despite travel advice on an Australian government website advising people to reconsider the need to travel to that place because of a high risk of a terrorist act;
                     (c)  whether the deceased person travelled to the place where the terrorist act occurred despite travel advice on an Australian government website advising against travelling to that place because of a high risk of a terrorist act;
                     (d)  whether the deceased person was directed by an official of Australia or a foreign country to leave or not to go to the place where the terrorist act occurred because of a high risk of a terrorist act.
             (2)  This section does not apply if the deceased person was a child under 16 years at the time of the terrorist act.
19  Reduction of AVTOP
             (1)  If, after considering the matters set out in section 18, the Secretary decides that the deceased person acted without due regard to the consequences or against advice, the Secretary must reduce the amount of an AVTOP for the secondary victim in accordance with the following table:
 
Reduction of AVTOP

Item
Circumstance
Reduction (%)

1
Paragraph 18(1)(a)(failure to take reasonable steps)
10

2
Paragraph 18(1)(b)(reconsider need to travel warning)
15

3
Paragraph 18(1)(c)(do not travel warning)
20

4
Paragraph 18(1)(d)(official direction)
50

             (2)  If the Secretary decides that the deceased person acted without due regard to the consequences or against advice in relation to more than one circumstance mentioned in the table in subsection (1), the Secretary must reduce the amount of an AVTOP for the secondary victim by the percentage stated for the circumstance that has the highest percentage reduction.
Example:    If the Secretary decides that a deceased person ignored a “Do not travel” warning and also took no reasonable precaution when travelling in an area of known terrorist activity, the circumstances in items 1 and 3 of the table would apply. The Secretary must reduce the secondary victim’s AVTOP by 20% as this is the highest percentage reduction of the 2 applicable circumstances.
             (3)  However, the Secretary must not reduce the amount of an AVTOP under this section if:
                     (a)  the deceased person was in the place where the terrorist act occurred:
                              (i)  for a humanitarian purpose; or
                             (ii)  on official business for the government of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory; or
Examples:           Visiting a dying relative, travel to make a kidney donation, emergency relief work following a natural disaster.
                     (b)  the Secretary considers it is appropriate, in the circumstances of the particular case, not to reduce the amount of the AVTOP under this section.
Division 3.3—Apportioning AVTOP where more than one secondary victim has claimed
20  Apportioning payments among secondary victims
             (1)  The Secretary must apportion the total AVTOP payable in relation to a deceased person among the secondary victims who have made a claim in relation to the deceased person, in accordance with the following table:
 
Apportioning payments among secondary victims

Item
Where the secondary victim claimants are:
The portion of total AVTOP payable is:

1
A partner, and no child has made a claim
Partner: 100%

2
A partner, and a child or children
Partner: 50%
Child or children: 50%, shared equally among the children if more than 1 child

3
A child or children, and no partner has made a claim
100%, shared equally among the children if more than 1 child

4
A parent or parents, and no partner or child has made a claim
100%, shared equally among the parents if more than 1 parent

5
A sibling or siblings, and no partner, parent or child has made a claim
100%, shared equally among the siblings if more than 1 sibling

             (2)  The AVTOP payable to a secondary victim who has made a claim, but who is not entitled to a share under subsection (1), is nil.
             (3)  However, if a reduction of AVTOP was made under paragraph 16(1)(d) in relation to the deceased person, the Secretary may distribute an amount, equivalent to the amount by which the AVTOP was reduced, among each secondary victim who has made a claim in relation to the deceased person, in whatever manner the Secretary considers appropriate.
Schedule 1—AVTOP Schedule of Injuries
Note:       See section 9.
  
   
AVTOP Schedule of Injuries

Item
Injury
Amount ($)

 
Brain damage
 

1
Brain damage: moderate impairment of social or intellectual functions
60,000

2
Brain damage: serious impairment of social or intellectual functions
75,000

3
Brain damage: permanent—extremely serious (no effective control of functions)
75,000

 
Psychological or psychiatric disorder
 

4
Psychological or psychiatric disorder category 1 (recognisable disorder that is moderately disabling and chronic)
30,000

5
Psychological or psychiatric disorder category 2 (recognisable disorder that is severely disabling and chronic)
75,000

 
Burns
 

6
Burns: multiple third degree burns covering at least 25% of body
75,000

 
Disease or other recognised medical illness causing disability (not being a disease or illness of the mind)
 

7
Disability lasting 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

8
Disability lasting 14 to 28 weeks
16,000

9
Disability lasting over 28 weeks (but not permanent)
30,000

10
Disability (permanent)
75,000

11
Epilepsy—fully controlled
30,000

12
Epilepsy—partially controlled
50,000

13
Epilepsy—uncontrolled
75,000

14
Cancer
75,000

15
Tumour—cancerous
75,000

 
Head
 

16
Ear: fractured mastoid
4,000

17
Ear: partial loss of ear(s)
16,000

18
Ear: loss of 1 ear
40,000

19
Ear: loss of both ears
70,000

20
Ear: partial deafness of 1 ear—remaining hearing socially useful with hearing aid if necessary
15,000

21
Ear: partial deafness of both ears—remaining hearing socially useful with hearing aid if necessary
30,000

22
Ear: perforated ear drum
6,000

23
Ear: total deafness of 1 ear
60,000

24
Ear: total deafness of both ears
75,000

25
Ear: temporary partial deafness—lasting 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

26
Ear: temporary partial deafness—lasting more than 13 weeks
6,000

27
Ear: tinnitus (ringing noise in ears)—lasting 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

28
Ear: tinnitus—lasting more than 13 weeks
12,000

29
Ear: tinnitus—permanent (moderate)
30,000

30
Ear: tinnitus—permanent (very serious)
60,000

31
Eye: blow out fracture of orbit bone cavity containing eyeball
12,000

32
Eye: blurred or double vision—lasting 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

33
Eye: blurred or double vision—lasting more than 13 weeks
6,000

34
Eye: blurred or double vision—permanent
30,000

35
Eye: cataracts 1 eye (requiring operation)
12,000

36
Eye: cataracts both eyes (requiring operation)
30,000

37
Eye: cataracts 1 eye (permanent or inoperable)
30,000

38
Eye: cataracts both eyes (permanent or inoperable)
70,000

39
Eye: corneal abrasions
8,000

40
Eye: damage to iris resulting in hyphaema (bleeding in ocular chamber)
10,000

41
Eye: damage to irises resulting in hyphaema (bleeding in ocular chamber)
24,000

42
Eye: degeneration of optic nerves
20,000

43
Eye: detached retina
20,000

44
Eye: detached retinas
50,000

45
Eye: dislocation of lens
20,000

46
Eye: dislocation of lenses
50,000

47
Eye: glaucoma
10,000

48
Eye: loss of 1 eye
75,000

49
Eye: loss of both eyes
75,000

50
Eye: loss of sight of 1 eye
75,000

51
Eye: loss of sight of both eyes
75,000

52
Eye: partial loss of vision—6/9
30,000

53
Eye: partial loss of vision—6/12
40,000

54
Eye: partial loss of vision—6/24
50,000

55
Eye: partial loss of vision—6/36
60,000

56
Eye: partial loss of vision—6/60
70,000

57
Eye: residual floaters
20,000

58
Eye: traumatic angle recession of eye
10,000

59
Facial: dislocated jaw
8,000

60
Facial: fractured malar or zygomatic or fractured malar and zygomatic—cheek bones
8,000

61
Facial: fractured mandible or maxilla or fractured mandible and maxilla—jaw bones
12,000

62
Facial: permanently clicking jaw
20,000

63
Facial: permanent numbness or loss of feeling
16,000

64
Facial: temporary numbness or loss of feeling—lasting 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

65
Facial: temporary numbness or loss of feeling—lasting more than 13 weeks (recovery expected)
6,000

66
Head burns (face): minor
8,000

67
Head burns (face): moderate
20,000

68
Head burns (face): severe
75,000

69
Head burns (other than face): minor
6,000

70
Head burns (other than face): moderate
16,000

71
Head burns (other than face): severe
30,000

72
Nose: deviated nasal septum
4,000

73
Nose: deviated nasal septum requiring septoplastomy
8,000

74
Nose: undisplaced fracture of nasal bones
4,000

75
Nose: displaced fracture of nasal bones
6,000

76
Nose: partial loss of smell or taste (or both)
20,000

77
Nose: loss of smell or taste
40,000

78
Nose: loss of smell and taste
60,000

79
Nose: partial loss (at least 10%)
16,000

80
Nose: loss
75,000

81
Scarring (face): minor disfigurement
6,000

82
Scarring (face): significant disfigurement
15,000

83
Scarring (face): serious disfigurement
30,000

84
Skull: balance impaired—permanent
30,000

85
Skull: brain haemorrhage (full recovery)
16,000

86
Skull: brain haemorrhage (residual minor impairment of social/intellectual functions)
30,000

87
Skull: concussion (lasting at least 1 week)
6,000

88
Skull: depressed fracture (no operation)
16,000

89
Skull: depressed fracture (requiring operation)
24,000

90
Skull: simple fracture (no operation)
10,000

91
Skull: stroke (full recovery)
20,000

92
Skull: subdural haematoma—treated conservatively
16,000

93
Skull: subdural haematoma—requiring evacuation
30,000

94
Teeth: chipped front teeth requiring crown
4,000

95
Teeth: fractured tooth/teeth requiring crown
4,000

96
Teeth: loss of 1 crown
2,000

97
Teeth: loss of more than 1 crown
4,000

98
Teeth: loss of 1 tooth other than front tooth
4,000

99
Teeth: loss of 2 or more teeth other than front tooth
6,000

100
Teeth: loss of 1 front tooth
6,000

101
Teeth: loss of 2 or 3 front teeth
8,000

102
Teeth: loss of 4 or more front teeth
12,000

103
Teeth: slackening of teeth requiring dental treatment
4,000

104
Tongue: impaired speech—slight
8,000

105
Tongue: impaired speech—moderate
20,000

106
Tongue: impaired speech—serious
40,000

107
Tongue: impaired speech—severe
70,000

108
Tongue: loss of speech—permanent
75,000

109
Tongue: loss of tongue
75,000

 
Neck
 

110
Neck burns: minor
6,000

111
Neck burns: moderate
16,000

112
Neck burns: severe
40,000

113
Neck paralysis of all 4 limbs (quadriplegia or tetraplegia), paralysis of 1 side of the body (hemiplegia), paralysis of the lower limbs (paraplegia), paralysis of 1 lower limb, paralysis of 1 or both upper limbs
75,000

114
Neck: strained—disabling for 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

115
Neck: strained—disabling for more than 13 weeks
6,000

116
Neck: strained—seriously disabling (not permanent)
20,000

117
Neck: strained—seriously disabling (permanent)
40,000

118
Neck scarring: minor disfigurement
6,000

119
Neck scarring: significant disfigurement
12,000

120
Neck scarring: serious disfigurement
16,000

 
Torso
 

121
Back: fracture of vertebra (full recovery)
10,000

122
Back: fracture of vertebra (continuing disability)
20,000

123
Back: fracture of more than 1 vertebra (full recovery)
16,000

124
Back: fracture of more than 1 vertebra (continuing disability)
30,000

125
Back: prolapsed invertebral disc or discs—seriously disabling (not permanent)
20,000

126
Back: prolapsed invertebral disc or discs—seriously disabling (permanent)
30000

127
Back: ruptured invertebral disc or discs requiring surgical removal
40,000

128
Back: strained back—disabling for 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

129
Back: strained back—disabling for more than 13 weeks
10,000

130
Back: strained back—seriously disabling (not permanent)
20,000

131
Back: strained back—seriously disabling (permanent)
30,000

132
Clavicle: fracture of collarbone
8,000

133
Clavicle: fracture of both collarbones
20,000

134
Coccyx: fracture of tail bone
10,000

135
Miscarriage
75,000

136
Fertility: loss of fertility
75,000

137
Loss of ability to conceive
75,000

138
Genitalia: injury requiring medical treatment (no permanent damage)
6,000

139
Genitalia: injury requiring medical treatment (permanent damage)
20,000

140
Breast: loss of one breast
35,000

141
Breast: loss of both breasts
75,000

142
Hernia
14,000

143
Hip: dislocated (full recovery)
6,000

144
Hip: dislocated (with continuing disability)
30,000

145
Hip: fractured
30,000

146
Injury requiring laparotomy
14,000

147
Kidney: loss of kidney
75,000

148
Lung: collapse of lung
14,000

149
Lung: collapse of both lungs
30,000

150
Lung: puncture of lung
12,000

151
Lung: puncture of both lungs
24,000

152
Lung: smoke inhalation in both lungs (permanent and disabling damage)
20,000

153
Pelvis: fracture of pelvis
30,000

154
Rib: fracture of rib
4,000

155
Rib: fracture of 2 or more ribs
12,000

156
Scapula: fracture of shoulder blade
10,000

157
Scapula: fracture of both shoulder blades
24,000

158
Shoulder: dislocated (full recovery)
6,000

159
Shoulder: dislocated (with continuing disability)
20,000

160
Shoulder: frozen
14,000

161
Spleen: loss of spleen
16,000

162
Sternum: fracture of breast bone
10,000

163
Torso burns: minor
6,000

164
Torso burns: moderate
16,000

165
Torso burns: severe
40,000

166
Torso scarring: minor disfigurement
4,000

167
Torso scarring: significant disfigurement
10,000

168
Torso scarring: serious disfigurement
20,000

 
Upper limbs
 

169
1 or more fingers or thumb: dislocated on 1 hand (full recovery)
4,000

170
1 or more fingers or thumb: dislocated on 1 hand (with continuing disability)
10,000

171
1 or more fingers or thumbs: dislocated on both hands (full recovery)
12,000

172
1 or more fingers or thumbs: dislocated on both hands (with continuing disability)
30,000

173
1 or more fingers or thumb: fractured on 1 hand (full recovery)
6,000

174
1 or more fingers or thumb: fractured on 1 hand (with continuing disability)
14,000

175
1 or more fingers or thumbs: fractured on both hands (full recovery)
16,000

176
1 or more fingers or thumbs: fractured on both hands (with continuing disability)
30,000

177
Finger: loss of 1 other than index finger
20,000

178
Finger: loss of index finger
30,000

179
Finger: loss of 2 or more fingers
40,000

180
Finger: partial loss of finger (1 joint) other than thumb or index finger
10,000

181
Finger: partial loss of index finger (1 joint)
16,000

182
Arm: loss of arm
75,000

183
Arm: loss of both arms
75,000

184
Arm: permanently and seriously impaired grip in 1 arm
30,000

185
Arm: permanently and seriously impaired grip in both arms
60,000

186
Elbow: dislocation or fracture of 1 elbow (full recovery)
12,000

187
Elbow: dislocation or fracture of 1 elbow (with continuing disability)
30,000

188
Elbow: dislocation or fracture of both elbows (full recovery)
30,000

189
Elbow: dislocation or fracture of both elbows (with continuing disability)
40,000

190
Thumb: partial loss (1 joint)
16,000

191
Thumb: loss of thumb
60,000

192
Hand: fracture of 1 hand (full recovery)
8,000

193
Hand: fracture of 1 hand (with continuing disability)
20,000

194
Hand: fracture of both hands (full recovery)
14,000

195
Hand: fracture of both hands (with continuing disability)
30,000

196
Hand: loss of 1 hand
75,000

197
Hand: loss of both hands
75,000

198
Humerus: fracture of upper arm bone (full recovery)
12,000

199
Humerus: fracture of upper arm bone (with continuing disability)
20,000

200
Humerus: fracture of both arms (full recovery)
30,000

201
Humerus: fracture of both arms (with continuing disability)
40,000

202
Radius: fracture of smaller forearm bone (full recovery)
12,000

203
Radius: fracture of smaller forearm bone (with continuing disability)
20,000

204
Radius: fracture of both arms (full recovery)
30,000

205
Radius: fracture of both arms (with continuing disability)
40,000

206
Tendons or ligaments: minor damage (full recovery)
4,000

207
Tendons or ligaments: minor damage (with continuing disability)
12,000

208
Tendons or ligaments: moderate damage (full recovery)
2,000

209
Tendons or ligaments: moderate damage (with continuing disability)
20,000

210
Tendons or ligaments: severe damage (full recovery)
12,000

211
Tendons or ligaments: severe damage (with continuing disability)
30,000

212
Ulna: fracture of inner forearm bone (full recovery)
12,000

213
Ulna: fractured ulna (with continuing disability)
20,000

214
Ulna: fracture of both arms (full recovery)
30,000

215
Ulna: fracture of both arms (with continuing disability)
40,000

216
Upper limbs burns: minor
6,000

217
Upper limbs burns: moderate
16,000

218
Upper limbs burns: severe
40,000

219
Upper limbs scarring: minor disfigurement
4,000

220
Upper limbs scarring: significant disfigurement
10,000

221
Upper limbs scarring: serious disfigurement
16,000

222
Wrist: fracture—colles type (full recovery)
16,000

223
Wrist: fracture—colles type (with continuing disability)
30,000

224
Wrist: fracture—including scaphoid (full recovery)
12,000

225
Wrist: fracture—including scaphoid (with continuing disability)
24,000

226
Wrist: fracture of both—colles type (full recovery)
30,000

227
Wrist: fracture of both—colles type (with continuing disability)
40,000

228
Wrist: fracture of both—including scaphoid fracture (full recovery)
24,000

229
Wrist: fracture of both—including scaphoid fracture (with continuing disability)
40,000

230
Wrist: sprain—disabling for 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

231
Wrist: sprain—disabling for more than 13 weeks
6,000

232
Wrist: sprain of both—disabling for 6 to 13 weeks
8,000

233
Wrist: sprain of both—disabling for more than 13 weeks
12,000

 
Lower limbs
 

234
Ankle: fracture of 1 ankle (full recovery)
12,000

235
Ankle: fracture of 1 ankle (with continuing disability)
20,000

236
Ankle: fracture of both ankles (full recovery)
30,000

237
Ankle: fracture of both ankles (with continuing disability)
40,000

238
Ankle: sprain of 1 ankle—disabling for at least 6 to 13 weeks
4,000

239
Ankle: sprain of 1 ankle—disabling for more than 13 weeks
10,000

240
Ankle: sprain of both ankles—disabling for at least 6 to 13 weeks
8,000

241
Ankle: sprain of both ankles—disabling for more than 13 weeks
14,000

242
Femur: fracture of 1 leg (with continuing disability)
20,000

243
Femur: fracture of both legs (full recovery)
30,000

244
Femur: fracture of both legs (with continuing disability)
40,000

245
Femur: fracture of thigh bone (full recovery)
12,000

246
Fibula: fracture of slender bone from knee to ankle (full recovery)
12,000

247
Fibula: fracture of 1 leg (with continuing disability)
20,000

248
Fibula: fracture of both legs (full recovery)
30,000

249
Fibula: fracture of both legs (with continuing disability)
40,000

250
Heel bone: fracture of 1 foot (full recovery)
10,000

251
Heel bone: fracture of 1 foot (with continuing disability)
20,000

252
Heel bone: fracture of both feet (full recovery)
20,000

253
Heel bone: fracture of both feet (with continuing disability)
40,000

254
Knees: injury requiring arthroscopy (investigative surgery/repair)—no fracture
8,000

255
Leg: loss of leg below knee
75,000

256
Leg: loss of leg above knee
75,000

257
Leg: loss of both legs
75,000

258
Lower limbs burns: minor
6,000

259
Lower limbs burns: moderate
16,000

260
Lower limbs burns: severe
40,000

261
Lower limbs burns scarring: minor disfigurement
4,000

262
Lower limbs burns scarring: significant disfigurement
6,000

263
Lower limbs burns scarring: serious disfigurement
20,000

264
Metatarsal bones: fracture of 1 foot (full recovery)
10,000

265
Metatarsal bones: fracture of 1 foot (with continuing disability)
30,000

266
Metatarsal bones: fracture of both feet (full recovery)
20,000

267
Metatarsal bones: fracture of both feet (with continuing disability)
60,000

268
Patella: dislocation of 1 leg (full recovery)
4,000

269
Patella: dislocation of 1 leg (with continuing disability)
30,000

270
Patella: dislocation of both legs (full recovery)
8,000

271
Patella: dislocation of both legs (with continuing disability)
70,000

272
Patella: fracture of knee cap (full recovery)
30,000

273
Patella: fracture of both knee caps (full recovery)
40,000

274
Patella: fracture of 1 leg (with continuing disability)
40,000

275
Patella: fracture of both legs (full recovery)
60,000

276
Patella: fracture of both legs (with continuing disability)
75,000

277
Phalanges: fracture of toes
6,000

278
Tarsal bones: fracture of 1 foot (full recovery)
10,000

279
Tarsal bones: fracture of 1 foot (with continuing disability)
30,000

280
Tarsal bones: fracture of both feet (full recovery)
20,000

281
Tarsal bones: fracture of both feet (with continuing disability)
60,000

282
Tendons or ligaments: minor damage (full recovery)
4,000

283
Tendons or ligaments: minor damage (with continuing disability)
12,000

284
Tendons or ligaments: moderate damage (full recovery)
8,000

285
Tendons or ligaments: moderate damage (with continuing disability)
20,000

286
Tendons or ligaments: severe damage (full recovery)
6,100

287
Tendons or ligaments: severe damage (with continuing disability)
30,000

288
Tibia: fracture of shin bone (full recovery)
12,000

289
Tibia: fracture of shin bone (with continuing disability)
20,000

290
Tibia: fracture of both legs (full recovery)
30,000

291
Tibia: fracture of both legs (with continuing disability)
40,000

292
Toe: fracture of 1 big toe
10,000

293
Toe: fracture of 2 big toes
20,000

294
Toe: loss of 2 big toes
45,000

295
Toe: loss of 2 or more toes other than big toe
30,000

296
Other injury not specified elsewhere in this table
The amount determined for the injury under subsection 9(3).

Schedule 2—AVTOP—Assessing impact of terrorist act on primary victim 16 years or older
Note:       See section 12.
Part 1—Assessing impact on personal relationships, mobility, recreational and community activities and domestic activities
  
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
 
The personal relationships rating assesses a victim’s ability to take part in and maintain customary social, sexual and interpersonal relationships and how that ability has changed since the declared overseas terrorist act. To determine the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s personal relationships, the following rating must be used:
 
Nil—No or negligible effect on personal and social relationships. Relationships are satisfying, with full participation in accustomed social and personal activities.
 
One—Personal and social relationships are fairly satisfying. Intermittent disadvantages may inhibit, but not prevent participation in accustomed range of social and personal activities.
 
Two—Mildly affected personal and social relationships. Social contacts and activities are reduced, participation in the accustomed range of activities is restricted.
 
Three—Moderately affected personal and social relationships. Relationships usually confined to family, close friends, colleagues and neighbours. Unable to relate to casual acquaintances.
 
Four—Markedly affected relationships. Most relationships are unsatisfying, maintenance of usual relationships with relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues is difficult. Much less time is spent socialising than was the case formerly.
 
Five—Severely affected relationships. Able to relate only to particular, or few people eg spouse or children. These remaining relationships are strained and of low quality.
 
Six—Extreme difficulty in relating to anyone, for example:
difficulties in relating because of psychosis ability to communicate is restricted due to stroke or other effect of accepted conditions.
 
Seven—Unable to relate to anyone. All relationships prevented.
MOBILITY
 
The mobility rating measures the effects of the impact of a declared overseas terrorist act on a victim’s ability to move about effectively in carrying out the ordinary activities of life. It allows for the ability to use available forms of transport. Lack of public transport is not to be taken into account.
Both physical and psychological impediments to mobility are to be taken into account. Restrictions on mobility due to mental health factors (eg agoraphobia, claustrophobia, dementia, anxiety, confusion, etc) or sensory deficit (eg hearing loss, reduced vision) should be rated in the same way as the more obvious restrictions due to physical impairment.
 
Nil—No or minimal restrictions of mobility, full mobility.
 
One—Intermittent or periodic effects on mobility:
·         mobility affected only when impairment (eg sciatica, angina) is present. Between attacks there are no restrictions
·         if there is permanent impairment (eg night blindness) the effect is only sporadically limiting.
 
Two—Mild effects on mobility, eg slowing of pace in some circumstances, or need for a walking stick.
 
Three—Moderately reduced mobility:
·         mobility curtailed or diminished because of frailty, lack of confidence or moderate agoraphobia
·         travel as a passenger, in private and public transport, possible in most circumstances without the need for a break in travel or for special seating arrangements
·         dependent on a walking stick or similar device. Independent in leaving home and reaching destination but has some difficulty.
 
Four—Markedly reduced mobility:
·         assistance is needed to cope with public or private transport
·         there is considerable difficulty in travelling to and from a destination
·         restricted in the use of at least 2 forms of public transport.
 
Five—Major impediments to mobility:
·         dependent upon others, mechanical devices such as wheelchairs
·         there is considerable difficulty in travelling to and from a destination
·         restricted in the use of at least 2 forms of public transport.
 
Six—Severe impediments to mobility:
·         restricted to home and immediate vicinity, unless door to door transport and assistance from others are provided
·         unable to drive a car in any circumstance.
 
Seven—Restricted to room or chair:
·         severe agoraphobia permanently confines victim to home
·         dependent upon others, or hoists or similar appliances to get in and out of bed.
RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
The recreational and community activities rating assesses the impact of the declared terrorist act on the ability of a victim to take part in any activities of the victim’s choosing. A recreational rating is based on the victim’s normal recreational and community activities and measures the limitation placed by the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s ability to continue those activities. The victim’s need to modify recreational pursuits or to seek alternatives is to be taken into account. The victim’s inability to take part in recreational and community activities for reasons unrelated to the terrorist act is not to be taken into account.
Nil—Able to undertake the full range of usual recreational pursuits and community activities.
 
One—Intermittent interference with recreational pursuits and community activities. Between episodes is able to continue with the range of accustomed recreational pursuits and community activities.
 
Two—Mild but constant interference with accustomed recreational pursuits and community activities, but is able to continue with them, even if less frequently, or to enjoy alternatives.
 
Three—Unable to continue some accustomed recreational pursuits and community activities, for example:
·         competition sporting activities (eg golf, tennis, bowls) but is still able to enjoy most other activities (eg camping, hobbies, going visiting, watching sport)
·         unable to perform some community or voluntary activities involving physical activity (eg working bees) but is still able to participate in most other activities including welfare work, fund raising work etc.
 
Four—Unable to take part in previously favoured recreational pursuits, leisure and community activities, but less physical activities are possible, for example:
·         restricted to generally non‑active interests(eg music, art, stamp or coin collecting, attending clubs)
·         unable to participate in accustomed activities (eg camping, going for long walks, fishing, voluntary activities such as meals on wheels).
 
Five—Greater reduction in the number and kind of recreational activities which can be undertaken. Some assistance is needed to undertake those which are still possible, for example:
·         can only visit or go out if taken to and from destination
·         finds doing a hobby or relaxing (eg stamp collecting, art and crafts, playing or listening to music, playing cards) difficult to enjoy due to pain, suffering, or loss of dexterity.
 
Six—Able to engage in only a very few satisfying recreational activities. Restricted to a few passive activities such as watching television, listening to radio, reading or receiving visitors.
 
Seven—Unable to take part in any recreational activities.
DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES
 
The domestic activity rating assesses the impact of the declared overseas terrorist act on the victim’s ability to sustain effective routines in a domestic environment. Only the impact of the terrorist act on the victim’s ability to engage in domestic activity is to be taken into account. The victim’s inability to do domestic work for some other reason (eg choice, habit, inexperience, lack of skill) is not to be taken into account.
Nil—Able to sustain any usual activities.
 
One—Intermittent effects of accepted disablement on usual activity.
 
Two—Able to carry out accustomed tasks, but has difficulty with some heavier tasks, for example:
has difficulty with heavy gardening activities such as digging, pruning trees.
 
Three—Unable to perform heavy activities, but able to carry out lighter household tasks, taking breaks during sustained activity, for example:
mowing the lawn washing the car performing light maintenance or gardening activities if working at own pace, taking breaks as necessary.
 
Four—Unable to carry out a full range of normal household activities, particularly some moderate tasks which require exertion. Needs assistance with some activities, for example:
vacuuming carpets, cleaning floors, or mowing lawns home repairs and maintenance.
 
Five—Limitation of household activity to a small range of light tasks, for example:
watering the garden but has difficulty in weeding or pruning able to do some light household activities but has difficulty bending to make beds or putting out the rubbish bin requires assistance with grocery shopping.
 
Six—Able to carry out only very limited domestic activities, usually a restricted range of indoor activities. May require supervision in carrying out such activities, for example:
able to do very light tidying or dusting but unable to cook or prepare meals has difficulty standing to set table or wash dishes.
 
Seven—Total dependency upon others for domestic tasks.
Part 2—Assessing impact on employment activities
  
An employment rating is based on the effects of the impact of the declared overseas terrorist act on the ability to work for remuneration. The employment activities rating assesses changes in a victim’s ability to work after the terrorist act from the victim’s ability to work before the terrorist act. It should take into account any necessary changes or modifications to employment or the workplace.
Nil—Able to engage in usual employment.
 
One—Able to carry out usual employment that is affected intermittently.
 
Two—Able to follow accustomed employment but difficulty is experienced in carrying out full range of occupational activities.
 
Three—Unable to follow accustomed employment without modification to workplace, provision of aids or restructuring of tasks.
 
Four—Either unable to work full time in normal occupation, or has had to change occupation or number of hours worked, or both, because of the accepted conditions.
 
Five—Unable to work.
Schedule 3—AVTOP—Assessing impact of terrorist act on primary victim under 16 years
Note:       See section 13.
 
The questions in this Schedule must be used to rate the impact of a terrorist act on the life of a primary victim who is under 16 years and, in particular, to rate how the child’s behaviour and functioning have changed since the terrorist act. The rating for a question is the number stated for the corresponding answer to the question. Questions 1 to 8 must be answered. Questions 9 to 12 are only to be answered in the circumstances mentioned in the question.
 
Sleeping habits
 
Question 1:     Has the child’s ability to get to sleep at night changed or has the child exhibited disrupted sleeping patterns since the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, very rarely has more difficulty getting to sleep or disrupted sleeping patterns
 
Two—Yes, occasionally has more difficulty getting to sleep or disrupted sleeping patterns
 
Three—Yes, frequently has difficulty getting to sleep or disrupted sleeping patterns
 
Functional skills
 
Question 2:     Has the child’s ability to speak or communicate in a manner appropriate to the child’s age been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, communication has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, communication has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, communication has been significantly affected
 
Question 3:     Have the child’s eating habits been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, eating habits have been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, eating habits have been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, eating habits have been significantly affected
 
Question 4:      Has the child’s ability to go to the toilet independently or the child’s progress in toilet training been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, toilet habits have been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, toilet habits have been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, toilet habits have been significantly affected
 
Question 5:     Has the child’s ability to walk or move about been affected by the terrorist act?
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, mobility has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, mobility has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, mobility has been significantly affected
 
Concerning or Unusual Behaviours
 
Question 6:      Has the child exhibited an increase in concerning behaviours since the terrorist act that the child did not exhibit before?
Examples: Physical aggressiveness, shouting, screaming, crying, hysteria, self harming behaviour, repetitive or obsessive behaviour, hearing voices, seeing things that are not there, running away from home or school.
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, concerning or unusual behaviours are very rarely exhibited or mildly worrying
 
Two—Yes, concerning or unusual behaviours are occasionally exhibited or moderately worrying
 
Three—Yes, concerning or unusual behaviours are frequently exhibited or extremely worrying
 
Question 7:      Has the child exhibited any increased anxiety, fear or depression since the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, anxiety, fear or depression is very rarely exhibited
 
Two—Yes, anxiety, fear or depression is occasionally exhibited
 
Three—Yes, anxiety, fear or depression is frequently exhibited
 
 
Special needs
 
Question 8:      Does the child require additional visits to a health professional, special medical equipment or medication that the child did not require before the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, need for visits to a health professional, special medical equipment or medication has been slightly increased
 
Two—Yes, need for visits to a health professional, special medical equipment or medication has moderately increased
 
Three—Yes, need for visits to a health professional, special medical equipment or medication has been significantly increased
 
Hygiene and grooming skills
This question is only to be answered if the child groomed, dressed or bathed independently before the terrorist act.
 
Question 9:     Has the child’s ability to groom, dress or bathe independently in his or her usual manner been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, grooming or bathing has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, grooming or bathing has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, grooming or bathing has been significantly affected
 
Social and community skills
These questions are only to be answered if the child demonstrated social and community skills appropriate to the child’s age before the terrorist act. They do not need to be answered if the child was too young to demonstrate the skills or if a disability prevented the child from demonstrating the skills before the terrorist act.
 
Question 10:    Has the child’s ability to learn or concentrate been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, learning or concentration has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, learning or concentration has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, learning or concentration has been significantly affected
 
Question 11:    Has the child’s ability to socialise with his or her peers or relate to others been affected by the terrorist act?
 
Nil—No
 
One—Yes, socialising has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, socialising has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, socialising has been significantly affected
 
Question 12:    Has the child’s ability to participate or enjoy a particular activity or interest that the child previously enjoyed or participated in been affected by the terrorist act?
 
 Nil—No
 
One—Yes, enjoyment or participation has been slightly affected
 
Two—Yes, enjoyment or participation has been moderately affected
 
Three—Yes, enjoyment or participation has been significantly affected