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WORKPLACE INJURY MANAGEMENT AND WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1998 - SECT 356
Representation before Commission
356 Representation before Commission
(1) A person who is a party to proceedings before the Commission is entitled
to be represented by a legal practitioner or by an agent.
(2) The Commission
may refuse to permit a party to be represented by an agent if of the opinion
that the agent does not have sufficient authority to make binding decisions on
behalf of the party.
(3) In proceedings in respect of a claim, the Commission
may refuse to permit an insurer to be represented by a legal practitioner if
the claimant is not represented by a legal practitioner.
(4) A party to
proceedings before the Commission is entitled to such representation or
assistance (for example, the assistance of an interpreter) as may be necessary
to enable the party to communicate adequately at any conference or hearing.
(5) The Commission must take into account any written submission prepared by a
legal practitioner acting for a party to proceedings and submitted by or on
behalf of the party (whether or not the party is represented by a legal
practitioner at any conference or hearing in the proceedings).
(6) In this
(a) an officer of an industrial organisation of employers or
employees registered under the Industrial Relations Act 1996 , or
officer of an association of employers or employees registered under the
Workplace Relations Act 1996 of the Commonwealth, or
(c) a person employed by
a licensed insurer or former licensed insurer or by a self-insurer, or
person employed by a solicitor, solicitor corporation or incorporated legal
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