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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1987 - SECT 9AA
Liability for compensation
9AA Liability for compensation
(1) Compensation under this Act is only payable in respect of employment that
is connected with this State.
(2) The fact that a worker is outside this
State when the injury happens does not prevent compensation being payable
under this Act in respect of employment that is connected with this State.
(3) A worker's employment is connected with--
(a) the State in which the
worker usually works in that employment, or
(b) if no State or no one State
is identified by paragraph (a), the State in which the worker is usually based
for the purposes of that employment, or
(c) if no State or no one State is
identified by paragraph (a) or (b), the State in which the employer's
principal place of business in Australia is located.
(4) In the case of a
worker working on a ship, if no State or no one State is identified by
subsection (3), a worker's employment is, while working on a ship, connected
with the State in which the ship is registered or (if the ship is registered
in more than one State) the State in which the ship most recently became
(5) If no State is identified by subsection (3) or (if
applicable) (4), a worker's employment is connected with this State if--
the worker is in this State when the injury happens, and
(b) there is no
place outside Australia under the legislation of which the worker may be
entitled to compensation for the same matter.
(6) In deciding whether a
worker usually works in a State, regard must be had to the worker's work
history with the employer and the intention of the worker and employer.
However, regard must not be had to any temporary arrangement under which the
worker works in a State for a period of not longer than 6 months.
Compensation under this Act does not apply in respect of the employment of a
worker on a ship if the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 of
the Commonwealth applies to the worker's employment.
(8) In this section--
"ship" means any kind of vessel used in navigation by water, however propelled
or moved, and includes--
(a) a barge, lighter, or other floating vessel, and
(b) an air-cushion vehicle, or other similar craft, used wholly or primarily
in navigation by water.
"State" includes Territory and, in a geographical sense, a State's or
Territory's relevant adjacent area as described in Schedule 1.
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