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Monday, 31 October 2011
Page: 12186


Ms VAMVAKINOU (Calwell) (13:04): by leave—I move government amendments (1) to (10):

(1) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 7), omit "first diagnosed", substitute "sustained".

(2) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 10), at the end of paragraph 7(8)(c), add "and".

(3) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (after line 10), after paragraph 7(8)(c), insert:

(d) in the case of a cancer of a kind covered by item 8 of the following table—satisfies the conditions (if any) prescribed for such a cancer;

(4) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 11), omit "is taken to have been the dominant cause of", substitute "is, for the purposes of this Act, taken to have contributed, to a significant degree, to".

(5) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (lines 17 and 18), omit "several periods", substitute "2 or more periods".

(6) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 19), omit "period.", substitute "period; and".

(7) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (after line 19), at the end of subsection 7(9), add:

(c) an employee is taken to have been employed as a firefighter only if he or she was (disregarding the effect of any declarations under subsection 5(15)) employed as a firefighter by the Commonwealth, a Commonwealth authority or a licensed corporation.

(8) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3, after subsection 7(9), insert:

(10) Subsection (8) does not limit, and is not limited by, subsections (1) and (2).

(9) Schedule 1, page 3, at the end of the Schedule, add (after item 1):

2 Review of amendment

(1) The Minister must cause an independent review of the operation of the amendment made by item 1 to be undertaken and completed by 31 December 2013.

(2) The person who undertakes the review must give the Minister a written report of the review.

(3) The report must be published on the Department's website.

(10) Schedule 1, page 3, at the end of the Schedule, add (after proposed item 2):

3 Application

The amendment made by item 1 applies in relation to a disease that an employee sustains on or after 4 July 2011.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: In accordance with the wish of the Main Committee, the question that the amendments moved by the member for Calwell be agreed to is deferred until after debate has concluded on all amendments.