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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps


Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 in relation to: eligibility requirements for compensation; the financial viability of the Comcare scheme; medical expense payments; the requirements for determining compensation payable; household and attendant care services; the suspension of compensation payments for certain citizens absent from Australia; taking or accruing leave while on compensation leave; the calculation of compensation payments; the compulsory redemption threshold; legal costs for proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; compensation for permanent impairment; single employer licences; gradual onset injuries and associated injuries; obligations of mutuality; exception of defence-related claims from certain changes; and definitions; Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 in relation to: the vocational nature of rehabilitation services; and return to work outcomes; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to provide that decisions relating to compensation paid for detriment caused by defective administration are not subject to review.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/15  
Second reading moved 25/03/15  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (26/03/2015): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Report due 16/06/2015
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