Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

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  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2006
Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends: the
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
to ensure the financial viability of the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme, by amending the definitions of ‘disease’ and ‘injury’ and making changes to improve the administration and provision of benefits; and makes amendments consequential on the commencement of the
Legislative Instruments Act 2003
; and the
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
to: prohibit the operation of major hazard facilities without a licence; and extend its civil penalty regime to breaches of regulations. Also increases the maximum funeral benefits payable and makes a similar amendment to the
Military Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2004
.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2006
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2006
Second reading agreed to 07 Dec 2006
Third reading agreed to 07 Dec 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06 Feb 2007
Second reading moved 06 Feb 2007
Second reading agreed to 27 Mar 2007
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
27 Mar 2007
Third reading agreed to 27 Mar 2007
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 28 Mar 2007
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
29 Mar 2007
Assent
  • Act no.: 54
  • Year: 2007
12 Apr 2007

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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