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Schedule of Unquantifiable Contigencies

Department of Transport and Regional Services

The Department has a number of personal injury claims, which it is defending in the courts.

Costs that may arise from these claims cannot be determined and are therefore unquantifiable.

The Department is resuming 42.5 hectares of mining lease from Phosphate Resources Ltd (PRL) to build a detention centre on Christmas Island. The Department will compensate PRL for loss of phosphate mining capacity. The matter is currently in arbitration, with the first preliminary hearing to be held on 26 July 2002, the amount of compensation settlement is yet to be determined.

The Department is pursuing cross claims against suppliers for two personal injury cases that have been settled with the Department. The two cases relate to personal injury claims by former Australian National Railways Commission (ANRC) employees.