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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (28 August) . . Page.. 3548..


Schedule 6 (pink sheet)

Workers Compensation Amendment Bill 2001

Amendments circulated by Ms Tucker

1

Clause 24

Proposed section 27A

Page 44, line 1-

Omit the proposed section, substitute the following section:

27A Minister must take advice

(1) The Minister must ask for, and take into consideration, the advice of the OH&S Council in relation to the development of regulations for this Act.

(2) To prevent doubt-

(a) it is a function of the OH&S Council to advise the Minister on matters relating to workers compensation; and

Note This function is given to the OH&S Council under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989, s 10 (1) (a) (ii).

(b) the OH&S Council may set up an advisory committee, made up of people with suitable expertise, to help it in the exercise of this function.

Note The power to set up an advisory committee if necessary to assist in the exercise of a function is given to the OH&S Council under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989, s 25 (1).

Examples of suitable expertise

Legal or medical expertise.

(3) In this section:

123 OH&S Council -see the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1989, section 5 (1), definition of council.


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