In this Part—
"damages" includes any form of monetary compensation;
"exercise" in relation to a function includes perform a duty;
"function" includes a power, authority or duty;
"negligence" means failure to exercise reasonable care;
S. 79 def. of public authority amended by Nos 108/2004 s. 117(1) (Sch. 3 item 237.3), 9/2020 s. 390(Sch. 1 item 114).
"public authority" means—
(a) the Crown;
(b) a public service body within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 ;
(c) a body, whether corporate or unincorporate, that is established by or under an Act for a public purpose;
(d) a Council within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2020 ;
(e) a body established or appointed for a public purpose by the Governor in Council or by a Minister, otherwise than under an Act;
(f) a person holding an office or position established by or under an Act;
(g) a person holding an office or position to which he or she was appointed by the Governor in Council or a Minister otherwise than under an Act;
(h) any other person or body prescribed (or of a class prescribed) as an authority to which this Part applies (in respect of all or specified functions);
(i) any person or body in respect of the exercise of a public or other function of a class prescribed for the purpose of this Part.
S. 80 inserted by No. 102/2003 s. 3.