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Monday, 25 June 2012
Page: 7689

Second Reading

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this bill be now read a second time.

to which the following amendment was moved:

That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:

"the House notes with approval that, in response to public pressure, the Government has introduced this limited bill, but deplores the Government's failure to:

(1) establish an independent Registered Organisations Commission to:

(a) enforce, and police the reporting and compliance obligations;

(b) provide information to members of registered organisations about their rights and act as the body to receive complaints from their members;

(c) educate registered organisations about the new obligations that apply to them; and

(d) absorb the role of registered organisations enforcer and investigator, currently held by the General Manager of Fair Work Australia;

(2) ensure registered organisations face the same accountability and transparency measures as required of companies and their directors under the Corporations Act; and

(3) ensure registered organisations face the same penalties as companies and their directors under the Corporations Act."