Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007

Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
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
30 Nov 2006Introduced and read a first time
30 Nov 2006Second reading moved
07 Dec 2006Second reading agreed to
07 Dec 2006Third reading agreed to
06 Feb 2007Introduced and read a first time
06 Feb 2007Second reading moved
27 Mar 2007Second reading agreed to
27 Mar 2007Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
27 Mar 2007Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
28 Mar 2007Message from Senate reported
29 Mar 2007Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

12 Apr 2007Assent

Act no.: 54

Year: 2007

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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