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This instrument prescribes that Comcare may charge a Seacare scheme employer a prescribed fee of $206.80 (including GST) per hour for assistance provided to the employer with the reconsideration of a determination relating to a workers' compensation claim.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 07 Feb 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate11-Feb-2020

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Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2020

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 06 February 2020

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Christian Porter

Minister for Industrial Relations

 

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                                        1

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Cost recovery                                                                                                                                   2

5............ Fees for Comcare officer to assist employer in reconsidering determination................. 2

6............ Recovery of fees for assistance provided by a Comcare officer.................................... 2

Part 3—Application provision                                                                                                                  3

7............ Application provision relating to the commencement of this instrument........................ 3

 


Part 1Preliminary

  

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation (Cost Recovery) Regulations 2020.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

8 February 2020

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992.

GST has the same meaning as in the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

Part 2Cost recovery

  

5  Fees for Comcare officer to assist employer in reconsidering determination

                   For the purposes of subsection 141(1) of the Act, a fee of $206.80 (including GST) per hour of service provided by a Comcare officer is prescribed, with the fee applied on a pro rata basis per part hour of service provided.

6  Recovery of fees for assistance provided by a Comcare officer

                   For the purposes of subsection 141(2) of the Act, a fee charged by Comcare under subsection 141(1) of the Act:

                     (a)  is a debt due to Comcare; and

                     (b)  is recoverable by Comcare in a court of competent jurisdiction.

Part 3Application provision

  

7  Application provision relating to the commencement of this instrument

                   Section 5 applies to the provision of a Comcare officer’s services if the arrangement under paragraph 78(4)(b) of the Act that relates to the provision of the services is made after the commencement of this instrument.