Customs Act 1901

PART VI - THE EXPORTATION OF GOODS  

Division 3A - Examining goods for export that are not yet subject to customs control  

SECTION 122Q   COMPENSATION  

122Q(1)  


If a person ' s property is damaged as a result of an exercise of a power under this Division, the person is entitled to compensation of a reasonable amount payable by the Commonwealth for the damage.

122Q(2)  


The Commonwealth must pay the person such reasonable compensation as the Commonwealth and the person agree on. If they fail to agree, the person may institute proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia for such reasonable amount of compensation as the Court determines.

122Q(3)  
In determining the amount of compensation payable, regard is to be had to whether the occupier of the premises and the employees or agents of the occupier, if they were available at the time, had provided any warning or guidance that was appropriate in the circumstances.




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