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Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009



(1)     Schedule 3, item 23, page 34 (after line 17), after subitem (1), insert:

 (1A)    If there is a dispute about the application of this item which must be resolved by FWA in accordance with item 26, FWA may compare the entitlements which are in dispute:

                     (a)  on a ‘line-by-line’ basis, comparing individual terms; or

                     (b)  on a ‘like-by-like’ basis, comparing entitlements according to particular subject areas; or

                     (c)  using any combination of the above approaches FWA sees fit.

 [no detriment rule]

(2)     Schedule 5, item 2, page 58 (after line 23), at the end of subitem (5), add:

             ; and (c)  the likely effects on the relevant industry or industry sector of any modern award that the Commission is considering, or is proposing to make, including on productivity, labour costs and the regulatory burden on businesses.

[award modernisation]