Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Jun 2002
Second reading moved 26 Jun 2002
Second reading agreed to 14 Nov 2002
Third reading agreed to 14 Nov 2002
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2002
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2002
Second reading agreed to 05 Dec 2002
Third reading agreed to 05 Dec 2002
  • Act no.: 127
  • Year: 2002
11 Dec 2002

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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