Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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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.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Mar 2011
Second reading moved 23 Mar 2011
Second reading debate 01 Jun 2011
Second reading agreed to 01 Jun 2011
Third reading agreed to 01 Jun 2011
Introduced and read a first time 14 Jun 2011
Second reading moved 14 Jun 2011
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2011
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2011
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25 Nov 2011
  • Act no.: 181
  • Year: 2011
06 Dec 2011

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives


Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest


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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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