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Safe Work Australia Amendment (Role and Functions) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the Safe Work Australia Act 2008 to: implement recommendations of the Review of Safe Work Australia’s Role and Functions by clarifying Safe Work Australia’s role and the relationships between its role and function, and updating and consolidating its functions; replace certain outdated terms; and clarify that work health and safety (WHS) ministers will continue to approve the model WHS legislative framework and other key documents.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Second reading moved 31/05/17  
Introduced and read a first time 31/05/17  
Second reading debate 10/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 10/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 10/08/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/08/17  
Second reading moved 10/08/17  
Second reading debate 10/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 10/08/17  
Third reading agreed to 10/08/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/08/17  
Assent 16/08/17 Act no: 86 - Year: 2017
     

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

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)