Customs Act 1901

PART XIIA - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO PROHIBITED ITEMS  

SECTION 227G   COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE ETC. TO ITEMS  

227G(1)  


If:


(a) an activity undertaken by or on behalf of the Commonwealth in relation to a prohibited item taken into custody under this Part causes the loss or destruction of, or damage to, that item; and


(b) the loss, destruction or damage occurred wholly or partly as a result of:


(i) insufficient care being exercised in selecting the persons to undertake the activity; or

(ii) insufficient care being exercised by the person undertaking that activity;

compensation for the loss, destruction or damage is payable to the owner of the item concerned.

227G(2)  
Compensation is payable out of money appropriated by the Parliament for the purpose.




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