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Second Reading Speeches

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, 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
to: reinstate claims arising from off-site recess injuries; provide for continuous workers’ compensation coverage for employees while overseas working in a declared place, or who belong to a declared class of employee; enable compensation for medical expenses to be paid where payment of other compensation is suspended; allow for time limits for claim determination; and enable Comcare to access the Consolidated Revenue Fund to pay certain compensation claims in respect of diseases with long latency periods; and
Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993
and
Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
to make technical amendments consequential on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.