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Workers Compensation Act 1987 No 70
Current version for 25 March 2020 to date (accessed 6 April 2020 at 16:39)
Part 10 Section 279A
279A   Workers compensation liability with respect to staff of statutory bodies
(1)  Part 5 applies to work injury damages recoverable from the Government of New South Wales, and to work injury damages recoverable from a statutory body, by or in respect of a person employed in the Public Service to enable the statutory body to exercise its functions. Part 5 so applies as if—
(a)  the statutory body were an employer of the person in addition to the Government, and
(b)  the statutory body were an employer liable to pay compensation under this Act.
(2)  A policy of insurance may be issued to the Government of New South Wales under this Act that is limited to workers employed in a particular part of the Public Service.
(3)  A licence under Division 5 of Part 7 that is limited to workers employed in a particular part of the Public Service may be granted to the Government of New South Wales.
(4)  In this section—
Public Service includes the Transport Service of New South Wales.
work injury damages means work injury damages recoverable from a statutory body or the Government of New South Wales in respect of injury to or the death of a person employed in the Public Service to enable the statutory body to exercise its functions caused by the negligence or other tort of the statutory body or the Government and arising out of the employment of the person by the Government.