Occupational Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
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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 and Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 to make amendments consequent on the commencement of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Nov 2009
Second reading moved 26 Nov 2009
Lapsed at dissolution 19 Jul 2010

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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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