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60 Definitions

(1) In this Part--

"community organisation" means any of the following that organises the doing of community work by volunteers and that is capable of being sued for damages in civil proceedings--
(a) a body corporate,
(b) a church or other religious organisation,
(c) an authority of the State.

"community work" means work that is not for private financial gain and that is done for a charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, sporting, educational or cultural purpose, and includes work declared by the regulations to be community work but does not include work declared by the regulations not to be community work.

"organised" includes directed or supervised.

"volunteer" means a person who does community work on a voluntary basis.

"work" includes any activity.
(2) For the purposes of this Part--
(a) community work done by a person under an order of a court is not to be regarded as work done on a voluntary basis, and
(b) community work for which a person receives remuneration by way of reimbursement of the person's reasonable expenses in doing the work, or within limits prescribed by the regulations, is to be regarded as work done on a voluntary basis.
(3) A regulation declaring work to be community work may be expressed to extend to apply in respect of civil liability for an act or omission occurring before the commencement of the regulation, except in a case in which proceedings to recover damages for the act or omission were commenced in a court before that commencement.

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