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Fair Work Bill 2009

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2008-2009

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Fair Work Bill 2008

 

 

(1)     Clause 124, page 126 (lines 3 to 17), omit the clause, substitute:

124   Fair Work Ombudsman to prepare and publish Fair Work Information Statement

             (1)  The Fair Work Ombudsman must prepare a Fair Work Information Statement . The Fair Work Ombudsman must publish the Statement in the Gazette .

Note:          If the Fair Work Ombudsman changes the Statement, the Fair Work Ombudsman must publish the new version of the Statement in the Gazette .

             (2)  The Statement must contain information about the following:

                     (a)  the National Employment Standards;

                     (b)  modern awards;

                     (c)  agreement-making under this Act;

                     (d)  the right to freedom of association;

                     (e)  the role of FWA and the Fair Work Ombudsman;

                      (f)  termination of employment;

                     (g)  individual flexibility arrangements;

                     (h)  right of entry (including the protection of personal information by privacy laws).

             (3)  The Fair Work Information Statement is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  The regulations may prescribe other matters relating to the content or form of the Statement, or the manner in which employers may give the Statement to employees.

[Fair Work Information Statement]

(2)     Clause 576, page 461 (lines 8 and 9), omit “, and undertaking activities to promote public understanding of,”.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]

(3)     Clause 682, page 517 (line 8), before “The”, insert “(1)”.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]

(4)     Clause 682, page 517 (line 10), after “harmonious”, insert “, productive”.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]

(5)     Clause 682, page 517 (line 13), after “organisations”, insert “and producing best practice guides to workplace relations or workplace practices”.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]

(6)     Clause 682, page 517 (line 31), after “Note”, insert “1”.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]

(7)     Clause 682, page 517 (after line 32), at the end of the clause, add:

Note 2:       In performing functions under paragraph (a), the Fair Work Ombudsman might, for example, produce a best practice guide to achieving productivity through bargaining.

             (2)  The Fair Work Ombudsman must consult with FWA in producing guidance material that relates to the functions of FWA.

[functions of the Fair Work Ombudsman]