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Work Health and Safety Bill 2011


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

Summary

Introduced with the Work Health and Safety (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2011, the bill implements the Model Work Health and Safety Bill (the model bill) within the Commonwealth jurisdiction to form part of a system of nationally harmonised occupational health and safety laws which will apply to businesses and undertakings conducted by the Commonwealth, public authorities, and transitionally, non-Commonwealth licensees. State and territory governments, together with the Commonwealth, signed the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Occupational Health and Safety which commits the jurisdictions to implement the model laws by December 2011.

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 06/07/11  
Second reading moved 06/07/11  
Second reading debate 25/08/11  
Second reading debate 12/10/11  
Second reading debate 13/10/11  
Second reading agreed to 13/10/11  
Consideration in detail debate 13/10/11  
Third reading agreed to 13/10/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31/10/11  
Second reading moved 31/10/11  
Second reading debate 24/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 24/11/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 24/11/11  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/11/11  
Assent 29/11/11 Act no.: 137 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
LEY, Sussan, MP

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  • Non-Government
LEY, Sussan, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7160]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7159]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7158]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7156]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7155]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7154]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (07/07/2011): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (26/08/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )