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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Sponsor
BANDT, Adam, MP; BROADBENT, Russell, MP; VAMVAKINOU, Maria, MP

Summary

Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to create a legal presumption that, if a firefighter has been employed for a certain period before being diagnosed with one of seven primary site cancers, the employment is taken to have been the dominant cause of the contraction of the cancer.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/07/11  
Second reading moved 19/09/11  
Second reading debate 19/09/11  
Second reading agreed to 13/10/11  
Referred to Main Committee 31/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 31/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 03/11/11 Amendment details: 11 Private Member's agreed to
Third reading agreed to 03/11/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/11  
Second reading moved 10/11/11  
Second reading debate 24/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/11/11  
Assent 06/12/11 Act no.: 182 of 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government [sheet CA214]
VAMVAKINOU, Maria, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (05/07/2011): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (15/09/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )