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Workers’ Accommodation Act 1952 – 1 July 2014

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Where workers during their employment reside on the premises on, in, about, or in connection with which they are employed, accommodation proper and sufficient for their comfort and health shall be provided in buildings on those premises. The accommodation provided is to comply with the requirements of subsection 12(2) of the Act. Note: This Act shall be in force throughout the State excepting that this Act shall not be in force within the area of the city of Brisbane, the area of any other city, or the area of any town – see section 5 of the Act. Pursuant to section 15 of the Act, the accommodation (including buildings) provided in compliance with or in pursuance of this Act shall, subject to any contrary provision of any award or industrial agreement made under the Industrial Relations Act 1999 or under any Act of the Commonwealth relating to conciliation and arbitration, be free of all cost to the workers accommodated. For the duties of the workers accommodated, refer to section 17 of the Act. For the definition of ‘worker’ and ‘work’ (which restrict the operation of this Act), refer to section 4 of the Act.

  • Sections 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18
Reason for law

To consolidate and amend the law relating to the provision of accommodation for workers. (Long title of Act)

Relevant links

Workers’ Accommodation Act [Business and Industry Portal]

Critique

The term ‘Crown’ appearing in sections 4 and 20 may be replaced with a modern alternative.

The phrase ‘Her Majesty’ appearing in sections 4 and 20 may be replaced with a modern alternative.

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