Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

On 15 May 2014, the Senate referred the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2014 to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

Submissions closing date is 30 May 2014. The reporting date is 8 July 2014.

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Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

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.

Past Public Hearings

20 Jun 2014: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Report Tabled

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