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SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA BILL 2008E SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA (CONSEQUENTIAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS) BILL 2008

Order of the day read for the further consideration of the bills in committee of the whole.

In the committee

SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA BILL 2008—

Consideration resumed of the bill, as amended.

Bill, as amended, further debated.

On the motion of Senator Abetz the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

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

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

On the motion of Senator Abetz the following amendments, taken together by leave, were debated and agreed to:

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

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

 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

 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.

Question—That the bill, as amended, be agreed to—divided in respect of clause 57, subclause (3).

Clause 57, subclause (3) debated.

Question—That clause 57, subclause (3) stand as printed—put and negatived.


On the motion of Senator Abetz the following amendment was debated and agreed to:

 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.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

SAFE WORK AUSTRALIA (CONSEQUENTIAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS)E BILL 2008—

Bill, taken as a whole by leave, agreed to.

The Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 to be reported with amendments and the Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008 to be reported without amendments.

The Acting Deputy President (Senator Bishop) resumed the chair and the Temporary Chair of Committees reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Human Services (Senator Ludwig) the report from the committee was adopted and the bills read a third time.