Proposed Federal legislation in Autumn session 2007

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Proposed Federal legislation in Autumn session 2007

The Federal Government has proposed amendments to employment-related legislation in the upcoming autumn session of parliament covering: Disability Discrimination, the Building and Construction Industry, Welfare to Work, and workers' compensation benefits for Australian Federal Police.

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The Federal Government has proposed amendments to employment-related legislation in the upcoming autumn session of parliament covering: Disability Discrimination, the Building and Construction Industry, Welfare to Work, and workers' compensation benefits for Australian Federal Police.

The notes on the relevant Government paper provide as follows:

Disability Discrimination Amendment Bill — amend the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) to implement the government's response to the Productivity Commission's review of the DDA to improve its overall efficiency and operation.

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (OHS) Bill — extend coverage of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme to projects indirectly funded by the Australian Government with the aim of fostering improved OHS performance in the building and construction industry — simplify the process for engaging Federal Safety Officers — allow the Federal Safety Commissioner and staff of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner to disclose information on the OHS performance of accredited contractors.

Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Welfare to Work and Other Measures) (Dependent Child and Consequential Amendments) Bill — ensure coverage of the single, with dependent child rate for certain allowances extends to non-resident parents with at least 14% care of a child.

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (AFP Benefits) Bill — implement an enhanced system of workers' compensation benefits for Australian Federal Police (AFP) members deployed overseas on approved missions, so that AFP members receive benefits consistent with those provided to Australian Defence Force members on like overseas missions.

Details

Details on legislation proposed for upcoming session are on the DPMC website
 
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