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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 in relation to: requests for extended periods of unpaid parental leave; the payment of annual leave upon termination of employment; taking or accruing leave while receiving workers’ compensation; the requirements for flexibility terms in modern awards and enterprise agreements and individual flexibility arrangements made under those terms; the negotiation of single-enterprise greenfields agreements; the transfer of business rules; application for a protected action ballot order; right of entry framework; the Fair Work Commission not having to hold a conference or hearing to dismiss an unfair dismissal application; and interest payments on unclaimed monies.

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 27/02/14  
Second reading moved 27/02/14  
Second reading debate 06/03/14  
Second reading debate 15/05/14  
Second reading debate 05/06/14  
Second reading debate 26/08/14  
Second reading debate 27/08/14  
Second reading agreed to 27/08/14  
Third reading agreed to 27/08/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/08/14  
Second reading moved 27/08/14  
Second reading debate 16/03/15  
Second reading debate 07/09/15  
Second reading debate 16/09/15  
Second reading debate 17/09/15  
Second reading debate 12/10/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/10/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/10/15 Amendment details: 16 Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Family First Party/Independent (Lazarus and Madigan) agreed to; and 1 Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Family First Party/Palmer United Party/Independent (Xenophon, Lazarus and Madigan) agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 13/10/15 Amendment details: 1 Independent (Lazarus) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 13/10/15  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 14/10/15  
Consideration of Senate message 11/11/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 11/11/15  
Assent 26/11/15 Act no: 156 - Year: 2015
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7560]
RICE, Sen Janet

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 7554]
RICE, Sen Janet

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  • Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Family First Party/Independent [sheet 7766]
MUIR, Sen Ricky
DAY, Sen Bob
LAZARUS, Sen Glenn
MADIGAN, Sen John

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  • Family First Party [sheet 7577 revised]
DAY, Sen Bob

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  • Independent [sheet 7772]
LAZARUS, Sen Glenn

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  • Independent/Family First Party/Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Palmer United Party [sheet 7767]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
DAY, Sen Bob
LAZARUS, Sen Glenn
MADIGAN, Sen John
MUIR, Sen Ricky
WANG, Sen Zhenya

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 7557]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Opposition [sheet 7771 revised]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7768]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (06/03/2014): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (05/06/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )