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Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate


Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to: provide for an additional approval requirement for enterprise agreements that are not greenfields agreements; require the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to have regard to a range of non-exhaustive factors to guide its assessment of whether an applicant for a protected action ballot order is genuinely trying to reach an agreement; and provide that the FWC must not make a protected action ballot order when it is satisfied that the claims of an applicant are manifestly excessive or would have a significant adverse impact on workplace productivity.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/11/14  
Second reading moved 27/11/14  
Second reading debate 04/12/14  
Second reading debate 09/02/15  
Second reading agreed to 09/02/15  
Consideration in detail debate 09/02/15  
Third reading agreed to 09/02/15  
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/15  
Second reading moved 10/02/15  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2014): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Report due 13/04/2015
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