Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2009

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  • Employment and Workplace Relations Amendment Bill 2008
Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
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
and
Social Security Legislation Amendment (2007 Budget Measures for Students) Act 2007
.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 13 May 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
  • Requests details: 3 Government agreed to
14 May 2009
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendments
14 May 2009
Senate
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2009
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
25 May 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25 May 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 36
  • Year: 2009
03 Jun 2009

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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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Bills digest

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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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