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Tuesday, 16 September 2003
Page: 20166

Message received from the Senate acquainting the House that the Senate has considered message No. 362 relating to the Bill and does not insist on its amendments Nos 1 and 5 disagreed to by the House; insists on its amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 disagreed to by the House; and has made further amendments to the Bill. The Senate desires the reconsideration of the Bill by the House in respect of amendments Nos 2, 3 and 4 and requests the concurrence of the House in the further amendments made by the Senate.

Ordered that the amendments be considered forthwith.

Senate's amendments—

(2) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 9), omit “Subdivisions B, C, D, E and F”, substitute “Subdivisions B, D, E and F and sections 170CL and 170CM”.

(3) Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (line 11), omit “Subdivisions B, C, D, E and F”, substitute “Sub-divisions B, D, E and F and sections 170CL and 170CM”.

(4) Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (lines 21 and 22), omit “Subdivision B, C, D or E”, substitute “Subdivision B, D or E or section 170CL or 170CM”.

Senate's further amendments—

(1) Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 25), omit “the employee”, substitute “subject to subsection (3A)—the employee”.

(2) Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (after line 31), after subsection (3), insert:

(3A) If:

(a) a casual employee was engaged by a part-icular employer on a regular and systematic basis for a sequence of periods during a period (the first period of employment) of less than 12 months; and

(b) at the end of the first period of employment, the casual employee ceased, on the employ-er's initiative, to be so engaged by the employer; and

(c) the employer subsequently again engages the employee on a regular and systematic basis for a further sequence of periods during a period (the second period of employment) that starts not more than 3 months after the end of the first period of employment; and

(d) the total length of the first period of employ-ment and the second period of employment is at least 12 months;

paragraph (3)(a) is taken to be satisfied in relation to the employment of the employee.