Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009

Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
  to increase lump sum compensation to $400,000 and to $110 a week (to be increased annually) for benefits paid to each prescribed child in the event of a work-related death;
Social Security Act 1991
  to: extend the Sickness Allowance and Parenting Payment (single) which prevents a person from receiving payment while there is an Assurance of Support in force; and clarify rent assistance entitlements for Austudy and ABSTUDY receipts. Also makes technical amendments to the
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999
Social Security (International Agreements) Act 1999
Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007

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House of Representatives
03 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
12 Feb 2009Second reading debate
12 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
13 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2009Second reading moved
13 May 2009Second reading debate
14 May 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to

Requests details: 3 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
14 May 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
14 May 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
25 May 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

25 May 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
03 Jun 2009Assent

Act no.: 36

Year: 2009

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  • 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.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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