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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 and Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/11/13  
Second reading moved 14/11/13  
Second reading debate 03/12/13  
Second reading debate 11/12/13  
Second reading debate 12/12/13  
Second reading agreed to 12/12/13  
Third reading agreed to 12/12/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/12/13  
Second reading moved 12/12/13  
Second reading debate 13/05/14  
Second reading debate 14/05/14  
Second reading negatived 14/05/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet BT261]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/11/2013): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/12/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (09/12/2013): Senate Education and Employment References Committee; Committee report (27/03/2014)
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