Safe Work Australia Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Introduced with the Safe Work Australia (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2008, the bill establishes Safe Work Australia (SWA) as a statutory body, with power to make recommendations directly to the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in relation to occupational health and safety outcomes and workers’ compensation arrangements. SWA will replace the Australian Safety and Compensation Council. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
04 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
04 Sep 2008Second reading moved
18 Sep 2008Second reading debate
22 Sep 2008Second reading agreed to
22 Sep 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
23 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
23 Sep 2008Second reading moved
13 Oct 2008Second reading debate
13 Oct 2008Second reading agreed to
13 Oct 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Opposition, 3 Independent (Xenophon) and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
14 Oct 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 7 Opposition and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
14 Oct 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Oct 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
Senate
10 Nov 2008Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
House of Representatives
11 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House insisted on disagreeing to amendments insisted on by Senate
Senate
04 Dec 2008Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate again insisted on its amendments
House of Representatives
04 Dec 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: Bill to be laid aside
04 Dec 2008Laid aside

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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

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