Customs Act 1901
If an activity undertaken in relation to the copying of a document, or the taking of an extract from a document, causes its loss or destruction or causes damage to the document, and the loss or destruction or the damage occurred wholly or partly as a result of:
(a) insufficient care being exercised in selecting the person to undertake the activity; or
(b) insufficient care being exercised by the person undertaking the activity;
compensation for the damage is payable to the owner of the documents concerned.186B(2) [Compensation money to be appropriated]
Compensation is payable out of money appropriated by the Parliament for the purpose.186B(3) [Erasure, addition or corruption of electronic data]
In this section, a reference either to the loss or destruction of a document, or to damage to a document, includes a reference to the erasure or addition of electronic data or the corruption of such data.
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