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Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to seafarers, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                             4

Financial Management and Accountability (Establishment of Special Account) Determination 2002/06   4

Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993                         4

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Act 1992                               4

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Collection Act 1992          4

Schedule 2—Amendments                                                                                                 5

Part 1—Catastrophic injuries to seafarers etc.                                                   5

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                        5

Part 2—Implementation of amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention relating to insurance obligations of employers of seafarers                                                  9

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                        9

Part 3—Other amendments relating to seafarers                                            14

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                             14

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           14

Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992                                      19

Work Health and Safety Act 2011                                                                           78

Part 4—Comcare scheme                                                                                           84

Division 1—Catastrophic injury                                                                              84

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           84

Division 2—Pension age                                                                                            87

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988                                           87

Part 5—Work health and safety                                                                             89

Work Health and Safety Act 2011                                                                           89

Schedule 3—Application and transitional provisions                                     92

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                    92

Part 2—Catastrophic injuries to seafarers                                                          93

Part 3—Implementation of amendments of the Maritime Labour Convention relating to insurance obligations of employers of seafarers                                                94

Part 4—Seacare scheme                                                                                              95

Part 5—Winding-up of old levy scheme                                                            99

Part 6—Transition from old occupational health and safety scheme 100

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                         100

Division 2—Application of old occupational health and safety scheme       101

Division 3—Application of duties imposed under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011                 102

Division 4—Notifiable incidents etc.                                                                     109

Division 5—Work groups, health and safety representatives and committees 109

Division 6—AMSA and inspectors                                                                        113

Division 7—Enforcement measures                                                                      116

Division 8—Other matters                                                                                       116

Part 7—Abolition of the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority               118

Part 8—Coverage of employees by the seacare scheme                           129

Part 9—Comcare scheme                                                                                         137

Division 1—Catastrophic injury                                                                            137

Division 2—Pension age                                                                                          137

Part 10—Miscellaneous                                                                                             140

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to seafarers, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Seafarers and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) 1 January 2017.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 3

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

6.  Schedule 2, Part 4, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 4, Division 2

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

8.  Schedule 2, Part 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 3, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedule 3, Part 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

12.  Schedule 3, Parts 4 to 7

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

13.  Schedule 3, Part 8

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14.  Schedule 3, Part 9, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

15.  Schedule 3, Part 9, Division 2

1 July 2017.

1 July 2017

16.  Schedule 3, Part 10

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.