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2008

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Safe Work Australia Bill 2008

 

 

Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

 

 

 

 

 

(1)     Opp (1) [Sheet 5611]

          Page 5 (after line 6), after clause 5, insert:

5A  Objects

                   The objects of the establishment of Safe Work Australia are, through a partnership of governments, employers and employees, to lead and coordinate national efforts to:

                     (a)  prevent workplace death, injury and disease; and

                     (b)  harmonise occupational health and safety laws and associated regulations and codes of practice; and

                     (c)  improve national worker’s compensation arrangements.

(2)     Xenophon (2) [Sheet 5612]

          Clause 10, page 9 (lines 10 to 13), omit paragraphs (1)(d) and (e), substitute:

                     (d)  3 members nominated by the Australian Council of Trade Unions;

                     (e)  3 members nominated by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

(3)     Xenophon (3) [Sheet 5612]

          Clause 15, page 11 (line 16) to page 12 (line 1), omit subclauses (2) to (5), substitute:

             (2)  The Minister can only make the appointment if the person has been nominated for the appointment by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

(4)     Xenophon (4) [Sheet 5612]

          Clause 16, page 12 (lines 8 to 21), omit subclauses (2) to (5), substitute:

             (2)  The Minister can only make the appointment if the person has been nominated for the appointment by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

(5)     AG (1) [Sheet 5593]

          Clause 26, page 16 (lines 18 and 19), omit “Division 4 allows the Ministerial Council to direct Safe Work Australia to amend either of the final plans.”.

(6)     Opp (2) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 28, page 17 (line 24) to page 18 (line 24), omit subclauses (2) to (5).

(7)     Opp (3) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 28, page 19 (lines 1 to 4), omit subclause (8).

(8)     Opp (4) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 30, page 21 (lines 1 to 31), omit subclauses (2) to (5).

(9)     Opp (5) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 30, page 22 (lines 8 to 11), omit subclause (8).

(10)   Opp (6) [Sheet 5611]/ AG (2) [Sheet 5593]

          Division 4, clauses 31 and 32, page 23 (line 1) to page 25 (line 27), omit the Division.

(11)   Opp (7) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 38, page 28 (lines 21 to 29), omit subclause (2).

(12)   Opp (8) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 42, page 31 (lines 15 to 29), omit subclause (2).

(13)   Opp (9) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 42, page 31 (line 31), omit “or (2)”.

(14)   Opp (10) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 42, page 32 (line 7), omit “and subparagraph (2)(a)(i)”.

(15)   Opp (11) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 43, page 33 (line 13), omit “any direction”, substitute “certain directions”.



(16)   Opp (12) [Sheet 5611]/ AG (3) [Sheet 5593]

          Clause 45, page 34 (lines 14 to 16), omit paragraph (3)(a).

(17)   Opp (13) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 46, page 35 (lines 1 and 2), omit paragraph (1)(a), substitute:

                     (a)  about the performance of the CEO’s functions but not in relation to operational matters; or

(18)   Opp (14) [Sheet 5611]

          Clause 46, page 35 (after line 17), at the end of the clause, add:

             (5)  In this section, operational matters are matters addressed in the strategic and operational plans of Safe Work Australia.

(19)   AG (6) [Sheet 5593]

          Clause 57, page 39 (lines 27 to 29), omit subclause (3).

(20)   Opp (15) [Sheet 5611]

          Page 45 (after line 9), after clause 67, insert:

67A  Audit committee

             (1)  Safe Work Australia may establish an audit committee.

             (2)  The functions of the audit committee shall be:

                     (a)  to receive reports and request information from the CEO on the Safe Work Australia Special Account and the financial management of Safe Work Australia;

                     (b)  to make recommendations on the financial management of Safe Work Australia.

 

 

 

 

HARRY EVANS

Clerk of the Senate

 

 

The Senate

14 October 2008