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Meaning of community work

    (1)     In this part:

"community work" means—

        (a)     work for 1 or more of the following purposes:

              (i)     a religious, educational, charitable or benevolent purpose;

              (ii)     promoting or encouraging literature, science or the arts;

              (iii)     looking after, or giving attention to, people who need care because of a physical or mental disability or condition;

              (iv)     sport, recreation or amusement;

              (v)     conserving resources or protecting the natural environment from harm;

              (vi)     preserving historical or cultural heritage;

              (vii)     a political purpose;

              (viii)     protecting or promoting the common interests of the community generally or a particular section of the community; or

        (b)     work declared by regulation to be community work.

    (2)     However, work is not community work if it—

        (a)     involves acts or threats of violence; or

        (b)     creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public; or

        (c)     is declared by regulation not to be community work.

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