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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1183

Potential compensation payer or insurer must notify Secretary of liability

             (1)  If a person (the potential compensation payer ):

                     (a)  is given a notice under subsection 1182(1) in relation to a person; and

                     (b)  whether before or after receiving the notice, the potential compensation payer becomes liable to pay compensation to the person;

the potential compensation payer must give written notice to the Secretary of the liability within 7 days after:

                     (c)  becoming liable; or

                     (d)  receiving the notice;

whichever happens later.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months.

             (2)  If an insurer:

                     (a)  is given a notice under subsection 1182(2) in relation to a claim by a person; and

                     (b)  whether before or after receiving the notice, the insurer becomes liable to indemnify the potential compensation payer, either wholly or partly, in relation to the claim;

the insurer must give written notice to the Secretary of the liability within 7 days after:

                     (c)  becoming liable; or

                     (d)  receiving the notice;

whichever happens later.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to:

                     (a)  an element of an offence against subsection (1) that a notice is a notice under subsection 1182(1); and

                     (b)  an element of an offence against subsection (2) that a notice is a notice under subsection 1182(2).



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