(1) Before determining the AVTOP Principles under section 1061PAF, the Minister must consult with representatives of the following groups (the consultation groups ):
(a) victims of overseas terrorist acts and their families;
(b) community or welfare organisations;
(c) health professionals;
(d) international humanitarian agencies;
(e) any other persons the Minister considers appropriate to consult.
(2) The Minister must also consult representatives of the consultation groups each year after the year in which the AVTOP Principles commence.
(3) A failure to consult as required by this section does not affect the validity of the AVTOP Principles.