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Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011 (No. 29 of 2011)
Requested:  18 Apr 2014
Consolidated as at:  21 Feb 2012

PART 1 - Preliminary

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011.

2. Commencement

The provisions of this Act commence on a day or days to be proclaimed.

3. Objects of Act

The objects of this Act are to –

(a) ensure the provision of fair and appropriate compensation, and the payment of certain expenses, in relation to the contraction by persons of asbestos-related diseases in the course of employment as workers in connection with this State; and

(b) provide for the prompt and effective resolution of applications under this Act for compensation or for the payment of certain expenses; and

(c) provide an effective and economical mechanism for resolving disputes relating to applications under this Act for compensation or for the payment of certain expenses; and

(d) make provision in relation to certain judgments and agreements relating to the contraction by persons of asbestos-related diseases in the course of employment as workers.

4. Application of Act to Crown

      (1) This Act binds the Crown, not only in right of Tasmania but also, so far as the legislative power of Parliament permits, in all its other capacities.

      (2) Accordingly, this Act applies in respect of a worker employed by or on behalf of the Crown.

      (3) For the purposes of this Act, a police officer is to be taken to be employed by the Crown.



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