Submissions received by the Committee

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1Queensland Council of Unions (QCU) (PDF 343 KB) 
2CFMEU Mining and Energy (PDF 302 KB) 
3Finance Sector Union of Australia (PDF 573 KB) 
4Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) (PDF 7471 KB) 
5Community Public Sector Union (CPSU) (PDF 4216 KB) 
6Department of Employment (PDF 503 KB) 
7Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA) (PDF 99 KB) 
8Slater & Gordon Lawyers (PDF 496 KB) 
9National Electrical Communications Association (PDF 633 KB) 
10Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) (PDF 352 KB) 
11Comcare (PDF 751 KB) 
12Australian Federal Police Association (PDF 574 KB) 
13Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) (PDF 487 KB)  Attachment 1 (PDF 1648 KB)  Attachment 2 (PDF 615 KB) 
14Law Council of Australia (PDF 139 KB) 
15Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) (PDF 189 KB) 
16Unions NSW (PDF 542 KB) 
17Queensland Government (PDF 687 KB) 
18Northern Territory Government (PDF 1045 KB) 

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About this inquiry

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.

Past Public Hearings

20 Jun 2014: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Report Tabled


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