Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Act 1980
Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Act 1980 – 4 April 2011
Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015 – 31 August 2015
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Where a (pastoral) worker is a resident worker the occupier on whose behalf the worker is employed shall provide the worker with such accommodation as is prescribed. A similar rule applies to group accommodation for non-resident and resident (pastoral) workers pursuant to section 10 of the Act. For the standards prescribed for accommodation, refer to regulations 3 and 11 of the Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015. For the duties of the provider of accommodation, refer to sections 15, 15A and 15B of the Act. For the duties of those accommodated, refer to section 16 of the Act and regulation 14 of the Pastoral Workers’ Accommodation Regulation 2015. For the definition of ‘accommodation’, ‘resident worker’, ‘worker’ and ‘pastoral work’, refer to section 5 of the Act.
- Sections 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 15A, 15B, 16; Regulations 3, 11, 14
Any 2 or more persons may agree in writing that they will, in respect of resident workers employed to do work on their behalf, jointly provide a building to provide accommodation for their respective such workers either on the land of 1 of the persons or at any other place. The last person to sign the agreement must send a copy of the completed agreement to the government within 7 days after it is completed.
- Section 9
If under this Act a person must provide accommodation for a worker, the person must provide the accommodation without cost to the worker.
- Section 14
Every occupier of premises where shearing is carried out and in connection with which it is proposed to employ workers not regularly and continuously employed on such premises shall, not less than 7 days before the day on which it is proposed to start shearing, give to an inspector at the department’s nearest office written notice of the proposed starting date.
- Section 19
An occupier of premises, other than the owner thereof, who in order to comply with the provisions of this Act, erects upon those premises a building for the accommodation of workers shall be entitled to a charge upon those premises in such sum as at the termination of his or her occupancy represents the value of the building.
- Section 20
Reason for law
To provide for the accommodation of workers employed in pastoral work. (Long title of Act)
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