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Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 [No. 2]

 

 

(1)     Page 5 (after line 5), after clause 5, insert:

5A  Objects

                   The objects of the Act are to:

                     (a)  achieve healthy and safe workplaces; and

                     (b)  establish a new body, Safe Work Australia, as a genuine tripartite partnership between governments, unions and industry.

[objects]

(2)     Clause 10, page 9 (lines 9 to 12), omit paragraphs (1)(d) and (e), substitute:

                     (d)  3 members nominated by the Australian Council of Trade Unions;

                     (e)  3 members nominated by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

[membership of Safe Work Australia]

(3)     Clause 15, page 11 (line 16) to page 12 (line 1), omit subclauses (2) to (5), substitute:

             (2)  The Minister can only make the appointment if the person has been nominated for the appointment by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

[appointment of workers’ representatives]

(4)     Clause 16, page 12 (lines 8 to 21), omit subclauses (2) to (5), substitute:

             (2)  The Minister can only make the appointment if the person has been nominated for the appointment by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

[appointment of employers’ representatives]