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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2000

 

 

 

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

 

No. 144, 2001



 

 

 

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

 

No. 144, 2001

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and other legislation, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989   3

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988          16

Part 2—Amendments relating to indexation of normal weekly earnings     16

Part 3—Amendments relating to amount of compensation                              18

Part 4—Amendment relating to compensation for non-economic loss in relation to certain injuries      23

Part 5—Amendments relating to payment of compensation to persons aged over 63                24

Part 6—Amendments concerning rehabilitation program providers             26

Part 7—Amendment relating to common law remedies for dependants of deceased employees           37

Part 8—Amendments concerning licences to enable Commonwealth authorities and certain corporations to accept liability for, and determine, claims                                             38

Part 9—Amendments concerning compensation payable for hearing loss 57

Part 10—Amendments relating to premiums, special premiums and regulatory contributions                 59

Part 12—Other amendments                                                                                       84

Schedule 3—Amendment of other Acts                                                                     88

Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999                                88

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                             88

National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Act 1985                    88

Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991    89

 



Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

No. 144, 2001

 

 

 

An Act to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and other legislation, and for other purposes

[ Assented to 1 October 2001 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Subject to subsections (7) and (8), items 5, 6 and 7 of Schedule 1 and the items of Parts 6 and 8 of Schedule 2 commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (3)  Items 12, 13, 14, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 44, 46, 47, 48, 55 and 57 of Schedule 1, items 90, 91 and 101 of Schedule 2, and items 2 and 6 to 11 of Schedule 3 commence 28 days after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (4)  Part 3 of Schedule 2 commences immediately after the end of the period of 6 months after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

             (5)  Part 10 of Schedule 2 commences on 1 July 2002.

             (6)  Part 11 of Schedule 2 commences at whichever of the following times applies:

                     (a)  if Parts 4 to 10 of the Act that establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal commence before, or at the same time as, item 26 of Schedule 2 to this Act—immediately after the commencement of that item;

                     (b)  if Parts 4 to 10 of the Act that establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal commence after item 26 of Schedule 2 to this Act—the time when Parts 4 to 10 of the Act that establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal commence.

Note:          The short title of the Act that establishes the Administrative Review Tribunal is either the Administrative Review Tribunal Act 2000 or the Administrative Review Tribunal Act 2001 .

             (7)  Subject to subsection (8), if an item of this Act referred to in subsection (2) does not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, that item commences on the first day after the end of that period.

             (8)  If items 47 and 48 of Schedule 2 do not commence before 1 July 2002, they are taken to have been repealed on that day.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, each Act 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.