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Second Reading Speeches

Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
to provide that the manufacture, supply, installation, design and safe use of lifts are regulated;
Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
to: restore Comcare’s access to the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay compensation claims for diseases with long latency periods; re-instate workers’ compensation claims arising from off-site recess injuries; allow for compensation for medical expenses to be paid when payment of compensation benefits is suspended; and set time limits within which claims must be determined; and
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991
Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
to make amendments consequent on the commencement of the
Legislative Instruments Act 2003