indemnity

A legally binding promise whereby a party undertakes to accept the risk of loss or damage another party may suffer. For example, where an entity hires a venue to host a conference it may indemnify the owner of that venue against losses that may be suffered if attendees damage the venue. An indemnity may give rise to a contingent liability. A guarantee can only be given by an accountable authority of a non-corporate Commonwealth entity in accordance with section 60 of the PGPA Act and the Finance Minister's delegation of this power to accountable authorities.

Last updated: 13 January 2016