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Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009


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Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2008



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

Summary

Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to increase lump sum compensation to $400,000 and to $110 a week (to be increased annually) for benefits paid to each prescribed child in the event of a work-related death; Social Security Act 1991 to: extend the Sickness Allowance and Parenting Payment (single) which prevents a person from receiving payment while there is an Assurance of Support in force; and clarify rent assistance entitlements for Austudy and ABSTUDY receipts. Also makes technical amendments to the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999 and Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 12/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/09  
Second reading moved 13/02/09  
Second reading debate 13/05/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/05/09 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Requests details: 3 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 14/05/09 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 14/05/09  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 25/05/09 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/05/09  
Assent 03/06/09 Act no.: 36 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet BE200]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)