Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
and
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
to: remove the requirement for a ministerial declaration for a corporation to be eligible to be granted a licence for self-insurance; enable certain corporations to apply to join the Comcare scheme; allow a former Commonwealth authority to apply to be a self-insurer in the Comcare scheme and be granted a group licence if it meets the national employer test; enable group licences to be granted to related corporations; and extend coverage to corporations that are licenced to self-insure;
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
to exclude access to workers’ compensation when injuries occur during recess breaks away from an employer’s premises or a person engages in serious and wilful misconduct; and
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
to make technical amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 24 Nov 2014
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2014
Second reading debate 26 Nov 2014
Second reading agreed to 26 Nov 2014
Consideration in detail debate 26 Nov 2014
Third reading agreed to 26 Nov 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Nov 2014
Second reading moved 27 Nov 2014

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Proposed amendments

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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