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Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
,
Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
and
Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Levy Collection Act 1992
to: effect the transfer of operational responsibility for the Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relation to Comcare; and make minor and technical amendments, including removing the requirement for ministerial approval of contracts over $500 000 and delegation of rehabilitation powers and functions by the Chief of the Defence Force; and
National Labour Consultative Council Act 1977
to: rename the Council as the National Workplace Relations Consultative Council; update the purpose and membership provisions and travelling allowance provisions; and includes a regulation-making power. Also makes consequential amendments to the
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
and
Freedom of Information Act 1982
, minor and technical amendments to 7 other Acts and contains application provisions.