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Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

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5303

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

 

(1)     Schedule 2, page 61 (after line 10), after item 31, add:

Social Security Act 1991

31A  Paragraph 502(4)(e)

After “applicable statutory conditions”, add “and would not pass the fairness test under Division 5A of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 .”

[fairness test]

(2)     Schedule 2, page 61 (after line 10), after item 31, add:

31B  Paragraph 541D(1)(e)

After “applicable statutory conditions”, add “and would not pass the fairness test under Division 5A of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 .”

[fairness test]

(3)     Schedule 2, page 61 (after line 10), after item 31, add:

31C  After subsection 629(1B)

Add:

          (1C)  Without limiting the matters to be taken into account for the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), a refusal to accept an offer of employment that is conditional on signing an AWA which would not pass the fairness test under Division 5A of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 constitutes a reasonable excuse to refuse an offer of employment.

[AWA failure to pass fairness test is reasonable excuse for refusing employment offer]

(4)     Schedule 2, page 61 (after line 10), after item 31, add:

31D  Paragraph 731B(1)(e)

After “applicable statutory conditions”, add “and would not pass the fairness test under Division 5A of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 .”

[fairness test]