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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2003 - SECT 38
(1) In this division—
"community organisation" means any of the following that organises the doing
of community work by volunteers—
(a) a corporation;
(b) a trustee acting in
the capacity of trustee;
(c) a church or other religious group;
registered political party as defined under the Electoral Act 1992 or the
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cwlth) ;
(e) a public or other authority as
defined under section 34 ;
(f) a parents and citizens association formed
under the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 , chapter 7 ;
entity prescribed under a regulation.
"community work" means work that is not for private financial gain and that is
done for a charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, sporting, recreational,
political, educational or cultural purpose, and includes making donations of
food if the donations are not for private financial gain and are done for a
charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, sporting, recreational, political,
educational or cultural purpose.
"food donor" —
(a) means an entity that, in good faith for a charitable,
benevolent, philanthropic, sporting, recreational, political, educational or
cultural purpose, donates or distributes food with the intention that the
consumer of the food will not have to pay for the food; but
(b) does not
(i) an entity that directly distributes the food to the consumer of
the food; or
(ii) a volunteer.
"organised" includes directed or supervised.
"possession" includes control.
"volunteer" means an individual who—
(a) does community work on a voluntary
(b) donates food in the circumstances mentioned in section 39 (3)
"work" includes any activity.
(2) For the purposes of this division—
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 is to be regarded as work done on a
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