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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2003 - SECT 39

Protection of volunteers

39 Protection of volunteers

(1) A volunteer does not incur any personal civil liability in relation to any act or omission done or made by the volunteer in good faith when doing community work
(a) organised by a community organisation; or
(b) as an office holder of a community organisation.
(2) A person does not incur any personal civil liability in relation to any act or omission done or made by the person, when donating food in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (3) , giving rise to harm resulting from the consumption of the food.
(3) The circumstances are—
(a) that the person donated the food to a community organisation
(i) in good faith for a charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, sporting, recreational, political, educational or cultural purpose; and
(ii) with the intention that the consumer of the food would not have to pay for the food; and
(b) that the food was safe to consume at the time it left the person’s possession; and
(c) if the food was of a nature that required it to be handled in a particular way to remain safe to consume after it left the person’s possession—that the person informed the community organisation of the handling requirements; and
(d) if the food only remained safe to consume for a particular period of time after it left the person’s possession—that the person informed the community organisation of the time limit.



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