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Contents (2008 - 97)
Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 16 August 2018 at 16:20)
Part 4 Division 2 Section 67
67   Investigations by Chief Investigator
(1)  The Chief Investigator may investigate any railway accident or incident that may affect the safe carrying out of railway operations.
(2)  The Chief Investigator must provide to the Minister a written report on an investigation under this section.
(3)  The Minister may require the Chief Investigator to investigate and report to the Minister on any railway accident or incident that may affect the safe carrying out of railway operations or the personal security of any rail safety worker or member of the public using a railway or in or on railway premises.
(4)  The Chief Investigator may recover the reasonable costs of conducting an investigation under this section as a debt due to the Crown in a court of competent jurisdiction. The costs are recoverable jointly or severally from any one or more rail transport operators responsible for the railway operations concerned.
(5)  An investigation under this section may be carried out and a report provided under this section whether or not:
(a)  an investigation is being, or has been, conducted under any other Act or law (including any law of the Commonwealth) relating to the same matter, or
(b)  the matter is or may be subject to any criminal or civil proceedings, or
(c)  the matter is the subject of an inquest or inquiry under the Coroners Act 2009, or
(d)  the matter is or may be the subject of a rail safety inquiry.