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Comcare and Seacare Legislation Amendment (Pension Age and Catastrophic Injury) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to: align workers’ compensation arrangements for the Seacare and Comcare schemes with minimum benchmarks to be set by the proposed National Injury Insurance Scheme; and ensure that persons in receipt of incapacity payments can continue to receive those payments until they reach pension age.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/05/17  
Second reading moved 11/05/17  
Second reading debate 01/06/17  
Second reading debate 14/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 14/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 14/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/17  
Second reading moved 15/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 15/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/06/17  
Assent 22/06/17 Act no: 48 - Year: 2017
     

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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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)