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Workplace Relations Amendment (Right of Entry) Bill 2004

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2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (Right of Entry) Bill 2004

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 4 (line 19), omit “objects”, substitute “object”.

[objects of Part]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 12 (after line 30), at the end of section 280J, add:

             (6)  Without limiting subsection (1), a permit holder abuses rights conferred by this Part if, in exercising rights under Division 5, the permit holder engages in recruitment conduct that is unduly disruptive, either because the permit holder’s exercise of powers of entry is excessive in the circumstances or for some other reason.

             (7)  In this section:

recruitment conduct means encouraging employees to become members of a union.

[entry for recruitment purposes]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 17 (line 14), after “premises”, insert “and gave the notice during working hours”.

[conditions on rights of entry]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 19 (line 25), before “If”, insert “(1)”.

[other rights of entry]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 20 (lines 1 and 2), omit “(other than an OHS law)”.

[other rights of entry]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 20 (after line 4), at the end of section 280U, add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a right of entry under:

                     (a)  an OHS law; or

                     (b)  the Outworkers (Improved Protection) Act 2003 of Victoria.

[other rights of entry]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 22 (line 13), omit “(1)”.

[entry for recruitment purposes]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 22 (line 17), after “premises”, insert “and gave the notice during working hours”.

[conditions on rights of entry]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 3, page 22 (lines 22 to 31), omit subsections (2) and (3).

[entry for recruitment purposes]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 3, page 24 (line 3), before “If”, insert “(1)”.

[other rights of entry]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 3, page 24 (lines 12 and 13), omit “(other than an OHS law)”.

[other rights of entry]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 3, page 24 (after line 14), at the end of section 281D, add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a right of entry under:

                     (a)  an OHS law; or

                     (b)  the Outworkers (Improved Protection) Act 2003 of Victoria.

[other rights of entry]

(13)   Schedule 1, item 3, page 24 (before line 15), before Division 6, insert:

281DA   Exclusion of rights of entry under State laws if all work is covered by AWAs

                   A person has no right, under a State industrial law or State industrial instrument, to enter premises for the purposes of holding discussions if each employee on the premises is a party to an AWA that applies to work on the premises.

[other rights of entry]