Second Reading Speeches

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
BANDT, Adam, MP
BROADBENT, Russell, MP
VAMVAKINOU, Maria, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988
to create a legal presumption that, if a firefighter has been employed for a certain period before being diagnosed with one of seven primary site cancers, the employment is taken to have been the dominant cause of the contraction of the cancer.