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This instrument declares that certain emergency management volunteers are ACT employees for the purposes of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 04 Apr 2016

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Definition of ACT Employee – Emergency Management Volunteers) Declaration 2016

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

I, MICHAELIA CASH, Minister for Employment, make this declaration under subsection 5(15) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Dated                30 March           2016

 

MICHAELIA CASH

Minister for Employment

1              Name of Declaration

                This is the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Definition of ACT Employee – Emergency Management Volunteers) Declaration 2016.

2              Authority

                This declaration is made under subsection 5(15) of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (the Act).

3              Commencement

                This declaration commences on 1 April 2016.

 

Note: The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Definition of ACT Employee) Notice 2005 (1) is repealed under section 50 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003.

 

4              Definitions

“Emergencies Act” means the Emergencies Act 2004 (ACT) as in force on 1 April 2016.

5              Declaration

         

I declare that a person who, without receiving any remuneration (other than payment of expenses incurred), and

 

(i)                 at the request or direction, or for the benefit, of the Australian Capital Territory;

(ii)               in accordance with a requirement made by or under an ACT enactment; or

(iii)             at the request or direction, or for the benefit, of an authority or body established by an ACT enactment;

 

takes part in emergency management activities or training exercises, or performs acts in connection with the carrying out of emergency management activities or training exercises, under the control or direction of the:

 

(iv)             Emergency Services Commissioner under the Emergencies Act; or

(v)               Chief Officer of an emergency service under the Emergencies Act

 

is taken to be an employee of the Australian Capital Territory for the purposes of the Act when taking part in those activities or exercises, or engaging in those acts.