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Second Reading Speeches

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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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.