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This instrument amends the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions 2019 to introduce new directions relating to the exercise of the Commission’s powers to authorise a Commonwealth authority to accept liability in respect of injury, loss, damage or death occurring before the commencement of a licence under Part VIII of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
Administered by: Employment and Workplace Relations
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s11 item 03
Registered 08 Apr 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate26-Jul-2022
Date of repeal 26 Oct 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions Amendment Instrument 2022

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988

I, MICHAELIA CASH, Minister for Industrial Relations, make the following instrument.

Dated   6 April 2022                           

MICHAELIA CASH

Minister for Industrial Relations

 


Contents

1           Name…………………………………………………………………………………… 1

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

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

4           Definitions……………………………………………………………………………… 1

5           Schedules…………………………………………………………………………......... 1

Schedule 1 – Amendments                                                                                       2

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions 2019                                                      2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                             

                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

                                                                                      

                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions Amendment Instrument 2022.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under sections 89D and 101 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

                   Act means the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

 

Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions 2019

 

1  Section 4

                        Insert:

outstanding tail liability means the indicative value of outstanding claim liabilities arising under the Act in relation to injury, loss, damage, or death suffered by employees of a Commonwealth authority in the period prior to the commencement of a licence during which the Commonwealth authority paid an annual premium under the Act, calculated by Comcare as at the date upon which the Commonwealth authority will, or proposes to, assume such liability.

 

2  After section 6

Insert:

6A Notification of proposed authorisation to accept tail liabilities

 

(1)   This section applies if a Commonwealth authority has applied for, or the Commission proposes to grant, a licence that authorises a Commonwealth authority to accept any liability arising under the Act in relation to injury, loss, damage or death that has occurred at a time before the proposed licence will come into force.

 

(2)   The Commission must not grant a licence unless it has notified the Minister, in writing, of:

 

(a)    the extent to which the Commonwealth authority would be authorised to accept liability under the Act in relation to injury, loss, damage or death that has occurred prior to the commencement of the licence; and

 

(b)   the estimated amount of outstanding tail liability that would be assumed by the Commonwealth authority

under the proposed licence.

 

2  After section 11

Insert:

11A Notification of request to accept tail liabilities

 

(1)   This section applies if a Commonwealth authority has requested in writing, a variation of licence that would, if granted, authorise the Commonwealth authority to accept any liability arising under the Act in relation to injury, loss, damage or death that has occurred at a time before the licence commenced.

 

(2)   The Commission must not vary the scope of the licence unless it has notified the Minister, in writing, of:

 

(a)      the extent to which the Commonwealth authority would be authorised to accept liability under the Act in relation to injury, loss, damage or death that has occurred prior to the commencement of the licence; and

 

(b)      the estimated amount of outstanding tail liability that would be assumed by the Commonwealth authority

under the requested variation of licence.