Customs Act 1901


Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision B - General regulatory powers  


186B(1)   [Damage as a result of insufficient care]  

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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