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Workers Compensation Regulation 2010
Repealed version for 30 June 2016 to 31 August 2016 (accessed 24 September 2017 at 20:30)
Part 16 Division 3
Division 3 Advertising by persons other than agents
86   Application of Division
This Division does not apply to conduct of an agent.
87   Definition of “work injury advertisement”
In this Division:
work injury advertisement means an advertisement that includes any reference to or depiction of:
(a)  work injury, or
(b)  any circumstance in which work injury might occur, or any activity, event or circumstance that suggests or could suggest the possibility of work injury, or any connection to or association with work injury or a cause of work injury.
88   Restrictions on work injury advertisements
(1)  A person must not publish or cause or permit to be published a work injury advertisement if the advertisement:
(a)  advertises or otherwise promotes the availability or use of an agent (whether or not a particular agent) to provide agent services, whether or not that is its purpose or only purpose and whether or not that is its only effect, or
(b)  includes any reference to or depiction of the recovery of money or a claim for money, or any entitlement to recover money or claim money, in respect of work injury.
Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.
(2)  A person must not publish or cause or permit to be published a work injury advertisement if the person is engaged in a practice involving, or is a party to an agreement, understanding or other arrangement that provides for, the referral of persons to one or more agents for the provision of agent services in connection with the recovery of money, or an entitlement to recover money, in respect of work injury.
Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.
(3)  A person who is a member of a partnership or a director or officer of a body corporate must not expressly, tacitly or impliedly authorise or permit a contravention of subclause (1) or (2) by the partnership or body corporate or by an employee or agent of the partnership or body corporate on behalf of the partnership or body corporate.
Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units.
89   (Repealed)
90   Exception for advertising specialty
(1)  This Division does not prevent the publication of an advertisement that advertises an agent as being a specialist or offering specialist services, but only if the advertisement is published by means of:
(a)  an entry in a practitioner directory that states only the name and contact details of the agent and any area of practice or specialty of the agent, or
(b)  a sign displayed at a place of business of the agent that states only the name and contact details of the agent and any specialty of the agent, or
(c)  an advertisement on an Internet website operated on behalf of the agent the publication of which would be prevented under this Division solely because it refers to work injury or agent services in a statement of specialty of the agent.
(2)  In this clause:
practitioner directory means a printed publication, directory or database that is published by a person in the ordinary course of the person’s business (and not by the agent concerned or a partner, employee or member of the practice of the agent).
91   Other exceptions
This Division does not apply to the publication of an advertisement:
(a)  in accordance with any order by a court, or
(b)    (Repealed)
(c)  to the extent that it relates only to legal education and is published to members of the legal profession by a person in the ordinary course of the person’s business or functions as a provider of legal education, or
(d)  by an industrial organisation (within the meaning of the Industrial Relations Act 1996) if the advertisement (or so much of it as would otherwise contravene clause 88) relates only to the provision of advice or services by that organisation and states only the name and contact details of the industrial organisation along with a description of the services that it provides, or
(e)  by a person in the ordinary course of the person’s business as an insurer or insurance agent or broker, to the extent only that it includes a reference to or depiction of the recovery of money under a policy of insurance, or
(f)  that is required to be published by or under a written law of the State.
92   Protection of publishers
A contravention of clause 88 by a person who publishes an advertisement in the ordinary course of the person’s business as a publisher does not constitute an offence under this Division.
93   (Repealed)