Rural Workers Accommodation Act 1969 No 34
Current version for 11 January 2013 to date (accessed 20 December 2014 at 11:52)
Part 4

Part 4 Application of Work Health and Safety Act 2011

16   Act adds to protection provided by WHS Act

If a provision of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the regulations under that Act applies to rural premises to which this Act applies, that provision continues to apply, and must be observed, in addition to this Act or the regulations under this Act.

17   WHS Act prevails

The provisions of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the regulations under that Act prevail, to the extent of any inconsistency, over the provisions of this Act (other than section 6) and the regulations under this Act.

18   Compliance with this Act is no defence to prosecution under WHS Act

Compliance with this Act or the regulations, or with any requirement imposed under this Act or the regulations, is not in itself a defence in any proceedings for an offence against the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the regulations under that Act.

19   Relationship between duties under this Act and WHS Act

Evidence of a relevant contravention of this Act or the regulations is admissible in any proceedings for an offence against the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the regulations under that Act.

20   No double jeopardy

Where an act or omission constitutes an offence:
(a)  under this Act or the regulations, and
(b)  under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 or the regulations under that Act,
the offender is not liable to be punished twice in relation to the offence.
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