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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 494

Official must be permit holder to exercise State or Territory OHS right

Official must be permit holder

             (1)  An official of an organisation must not exercise a State or Territory OHS right unless the official is a permit holder.

Note:          This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).

Meaning of State or Territory OHS right

             (2)  A right to enter premises, or to inspect or otherwise access an employee record of an employee that is on premises, is a State or Territory OHS right if the right is conferred by a State or Territory OHS law, and:

                     (a)  the premises are occupied or otherwise controlled by any of the following:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation;

                             (ii)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory;

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth;

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth authority; or

                     (b)  the premises are located in a Territory; or

                     (c)  the premises are, or are located in, a Commonwealth place; or

                     (d)  the right relates to requirements to be met, action taken, or activity undertaken or controlled, by any of the following in its capacity as an employer:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation;

                             (ii)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory;

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth;

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth authority; or

                     (e)  the right relates to requirements to be met, action taken, or activity undertaken or controlled, by an employee of, or an independent contractor providing services for, any of the following:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation;

                             (ii)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory;

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth;

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth authority; or

                      (f)  the exercise of the right will have a direct effect on any of the following in its capacity as an employer:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation;

                             (ii)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory;

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth;

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth authority; or

                     (g)  the exercise of the right will have a direct effect on a person who is employed by, or who is an independent contractor providing services for, any of the following:

                              (i)  a constitutional corporation;

                             (ii)  a body corporate incorporated in a Territory;

                            (iii)  the Commonwealth;

                            (iv)  a Commonwealth authority.

Meaning of State or Territory OHS law

             (3)  A State or Territory OHS law is a law of a State or a Territory prescribed by the regulations.



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