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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007


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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends: the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to ensure the financial viability of the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme, by amending the definitions of ‘disease’ and ‘injury’ and making changes to improve the administration and provision of benefits; and makes amendments consequential on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003; and the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991 to: prohibit the operation of major hazard facilities without a licence; and extend its civil penalty regime to breaches of regulations. Also increases the maximum funeral benefits payable and makes a similar amendment to the Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2004.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/06  
Second reading moved 30/11/06  
Second reading agreed to 07/12/06  
Third reading agreed to 07/12/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/02/07  
Second reading moved 06/02/07  
Second reading agreed to 27/03/07  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/03/07 Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/03/07  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 28/03/07  
Consideration of Senate message 29/03/07 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 12/04/07 Act no.: 54 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet RC321]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5194]
MARSHALL, Sen Gavin

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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