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Legal liability of Australians tipping. BEWARE

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Read this on another website, I spoke to lawyer who said yes Australians are liable overseas if they pay a gratuity or tip as that is deemed the person wage under the Act and the person they tipped injuries themselves anywhere on the cruiseship, it does not even need to be in the Australian's stateroom!

So beware - make sure you remove any autogratuity (and don't tip at end of cruise) or your room attendant could sue and end up with your house.

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The Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act is quite clear you are responsible for the injuries of your employees, service agents and contractors. If you are Australian and pay gratuities on cruise ship then you are potentially liable. So the room attendant injuries themselves making your bed. Now do you think the courts in Liberia where the cruise ship is registered will award compemsation. – no. So they will file a case against you and get Australian payout. So if you tip, you are personally liable, so don’t tip unless your an idiot and want to risk losing your house.

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