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17.1.3 1930 Act


Section 9A of the 1930 Act provided compensation for travel injuries thus:

9A(1)The Commonwealth is liable for an injury received while:

  • travelling to or from Commonwealth employment
  • travelling to or from any 'trade, technical or other training school' he/she is required or expected by the Commonwealth to attend
  • travelling to or from any place to receive a medical certificate, medical treatment or compensation 'in respect of a previous injury'

9A(2)'Travelling' is defined to mean travelling by the shortest convenient route and does not include any part of a journey after a substantial deviation or interruption,
i.e. where the deviation or interruption was not connected with employment.

The Delegate may however accept liability if the deviation or interruption did not materially change or increase the risk involved in the journey.