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Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996, Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992 and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to: create the Office of the Workplace Ombudsman and the Workplace Authority as statutory agencies; introduce a fairness test to apply to workplace agreements lodged on or after 7 May 2007 to guarantee employees fair compensation in lieu of modification or exclusion of protected award conditions such as penalty rates and overtime and shift loadings; establish a compliance framework to ensure the effective operation of the fairness test; and vary provisions relating to: prohibited content in workplace agreements; and membership requirements for registered organisations.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/05/07  
Second reading moved 28/05/07  
Second reading agreed to 30/05/07  
Consideration in detail debate 30/05/07 Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/05/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/07  
Second reading moved 13/06/07  
Second reading debate 18/06/07  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/07  
Committee of the Whole debate 19/06/07 Amendment details: 44 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 20/06/07 Amendment details: 2 Family First agreed to
Third reading agreed to 20/06/07  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 20/06/07 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 28/06/07 Act no.: 107 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • Third reading

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  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PZ281]

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  • Non-Government

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  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5266]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5303]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5285]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Family First Party [sheet 5310]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Family First Party [sheet 5302]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Government [sheet PJ379]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5295 revised]
WONG, Sen Penny

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)