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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 147A

Compulsory insurance—offences

    (1)     This section applies to an employer to whom section 147 applies.

    (2)     An employer commits an offence if the employer fails to maintain a compulsory insurance policy with a licensed insurer.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (3)     An employer commits an offence if—

        (a)     the employer is given a default notice; and

        (b)     at the end of the compliance period, the employer does not hold a compulsory insurance policy issued by a licensed insurer.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (4)     An employer commits an offence if—

        (a)     the employer is given a 2nd default notice; and

        (b)     at the end of the 2nd compliance period, the employer does not hold a compulsory insurance policy issued by a licensed insurer.

Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units.

    (5)     An employer commits an offence if—

        (a)     the employer is given a cease business order; and

        (b)     the employer does not cease to conduct the employer's business.

Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units.

    (6)     An offence against subsection (2) or (3) is a strict liability offence.

    (7)     Subsections (3), (4) and (5) do not apply to a non-business employer.

    (8)     A cover note may be a compulsory insurance policy only if it is in force for not longer than 30 days and—

        (a)     the employer maintained a compulsory insurance policy (other than a cover note) immediately before maintaining the cover note; or

        (b)     the employer was not an employer immediately before beginning to maintain the cover note; or

        (c)     the employer was a licensed self-insurer immediately before beginning to maintain the cover note.

    (9)     In this section:

2nd compliance period —see section 147 (4).

2nd default notice —see section 147 (4).

"cease business notice"—see section 147 (5).

"compliance period"—see section 147 (3).

"default notice"—see section 147 (3).



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