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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

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Amends the: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 in relation to: eligibility requirements for compensation; the financial viability of the Comcare scheme; medical expense payments; the requirements for determining compensation payable; household and attendant care services; the suspension of compensation payments for certain citizens absent from Australia; taking or accruing leave while on compensation leave; the calculation of compensation payments; the compulsory redemption threshold; legal costs for proceedings before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; compensation for permanent impairment; single employer licences; gradual onset injuries and associated injuries; obligations of mutuality; exception of defence-related claims from certain changes; and definitions; Military, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 in relation to the vocational nature of rehabilitation services; and return to work outcomes; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to provide that decisions relating to compensation paid for detriment caused by defective administration are not subject to review.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 25 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 01 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 01 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 01 Jun 2015
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2015
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

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Proposed amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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