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Payment for expenses incurred in attending as required by an FWO notice

             (1)  A person who attends as required by an FWO notice is (subject to subsection (2)) entitled to be paid fees and allowances, fixed by or calculated in accordance with the regulations, for reasonable expenses (including legal expenses) incurred by the person in so attending.

             (2)  The person is not entitled to be paid for expenses under this section unless the person:

                     (a)  applies, in writing, to the Fair Work Ombudsman for payment of the expenses within 3 months after the attendance; and

                     (b)  provides to the Fair Work Ombudsman sufficient evidence to establish that the person incurred the expenses.

             (3)  An application under paragraph (2)(a) must:

                     (a)  if a form is prescribed by the regulations--be in that form; and

                     (b)  include any information prescribed by the regulations.

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