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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to: remove the requirement for a ministerial declaration for a corporation to be eligible to be granted a licence for self-insurance; enable certain corporations to apply to join the Comcare scheme; allow a former Commonwealth authority to apply to be a self-insurer in the Comcare scheme and be granted a group licence if it meets the national employer test; enable group licences to be granted to related corporations; and extend coverage to corporations that are licenced to self-insure; Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 to exclude access to workers’ compensation when injuries occur during recess breaks away from an employer’s premises or a person engages in serious and wilful misconduct; and Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to make technical amendments.

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 19/03/14  
Second reading moved 19/03/14  
Second reading debate 24/11/14  
Second reading debate 25/11/14  
Second reading debate 26/11/14  
Second reading agreed to 26/11/14  
Consideration in detail debate 26/11/14  
Third reading agreed to 26/11/14  
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/14  
Second reading moved 27/11/14  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (15/05/2014): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (08/07/2014)