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Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2002


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

Summary

Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Collection Act 1992 to: effect the transfer of operational responsibility for the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relation to Comcare; and make minor and technical amendments, including removing the requirement for ministerial approval of contracts over $500 000 and delegation of rehabilitation powers and functions by the Chief of the Defence Force; and National Labour Consultative Council Act 1977 to: rename the Council as the National Workplace Relations Consultative Council; update the purpose and membership provisions and travelling allowance provisions; and includes a regulation-making power. Also makes consequential amendments to the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 and Freedom of Information Act 1982, minor and technical amendments to 7 other Acts and contains application provisions.

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 26/06/02  
Second reading moved 26/06/02  
Second reading agreed to 14/11/02  
Third reading agreed to 14/11/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/02  
Second reading moved 03/12/02  
Second reading agreed to 05/12/02  
Third reading agreed to 05/12/02  
     
Assent 11/12/02 Act no.: 127 - Year: 2002
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum

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  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

  • (HoR) Government 1

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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)