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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia






Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013



(1)     Clause  2 , page 2 (after table item  5 ), insert:

5A.  Schedule 2A

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.



( 2 )     Page 15 (after line 11) , after Schedule  2 , insert:

Schedule 2A—Family violence


Fair Work Act 2009

1  Section 12


experience of family violence includes:

                     (a)  a current or past experience of family violence; or

                     (b)  the experience of providing care or support to a member of a person’s immediate family or household who is experiencing family violence; or

                     (c)  an experience of family violence imputed to a person.

2  Section 12


family violence : see section 17AA.

3  After section 17


17AA  Meaning of family violence

             (1)  Family violence is violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person that coerces or controls a family member, or causes the family member to be fearful.

             (2)  Examples of behaviour that may constitute family violence include (but are not limited to) the following:

                     (a)  physical assault;

                     (b)  a sexual assault or other sexually abusive behaviour;

                     (c)  economic abuse;

                     (d)  emotional or psychological abuse;

                     (e)  stalking;

                      (f)  kidnapping or deprivation of liberty;

                     (g)  damage to property (whether or not the victim owns the property);

                     (h)  causing injury or death to an animal (whether or not the animal belongs to the victim);

                      (i)  behaviour that exposes a child to behaviour of the kind described above.

4  Section 351

Omit “or social origin”, substitute “, social origin or experience of family violence”.

5  After paragraph 772(1)(h)


                    ; (i)  experience of family violence.

[family violence]