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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1951 - SECT 163

Employment after 2nd offence

    (1)     For this section, an employer has been convicted of an offence if the employer has been convicted of a 2nd or subsequent offence against any of the following sections:

              •     section 147A (Compulsory insurance—offences)

              •     section 155 (Information for licensed insurers on application for issue or renewal of policies)

              •     section 156 (Information for licensed insurers after renewal of policies)

              •     section 157 (Information for licensed insurers after end or cancellation of policies)

              •     section 158 (Information for new licensed insurers after change of insurers)

              •     section 203 (Criminal liability of executive officers).

    (2)     Subsection (1) only applies to an offence against section 203 if the offence relates to the contravention by a corporation of another section mentioned in subsection (1).

    (3)     An employer who has been convicted of an offence within the last 5 years must not employ a territory worker.

Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 5 years.



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