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This principle provides guidance to be applied for the purposes of determining the amount of an AVTOP payable to a person in relation to a declared overseas terrorist act.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 06 Jun 2013
Registered 12 Jun 2013
Tabled HR 17 Jun 2013
Tabled Senate 17 Jun 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 1Preliminary

  

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 2Principles relating to primary victims

Division 2.1General 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 2.2Nature 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 2.3Impact 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 2.4Impact 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 2.5Circumstances 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 3Principles relating to secondary victims

Division 3.1General 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 3.2Circumstances 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 3.3Apportioning 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 1AVTOP 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 2AVTOP—Assessing impact of terrorist act on primary victim 16 years or older

Note:       See section 12.

Part 1Assessing 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 2Assessing 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 3AVTOP—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