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22.2 Declared Occupational Diseases - S29, 1971 Act


Section 29 of the 1971 Act is entirely analogous to Subsection 7(1) of the SRCA. It also 'deems' the employee's disease to have been caused by employment if:

1.              it is listed in the Schedule to that Act, and

2.              he/she was ever exposed to the corresponding substance or conditions in Commonwealth employment.

Note that the diseases and ailments listed in the 1971 Act schedule are not the same as those declared under S7(1) of the SRCA. Note: The tables under these two Acts are not interchangeable. Delegates should not, therefore, apply the SRCA table to a case involving liability for a disease which arose during the currency of the 1971 Act.