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Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Bill 2009

Originating house
House of Representatives
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations


Amends: the Fair Work Act 2009 to: enable states to refer matters to the Commonwealth to provide for the establishment of a uniform national workplace relations system for the private sector; enable states to choose the extent to which the Act applies to the public sector; and make consequential and minor amendments; the proposed Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 and Fair Work Act 2009 to: transition Victorian employers and employees to the workplace relations system created by the Fair Work Act; and establish a framework for making state reference public sector modern awards; and 67 Acts to make transitional and consequential amendments. Also enables further transitional and consequential arrangements to be made by regulation.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/05/09  
Second reading moved 27/05/09  
Second reading debate 02/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 02/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 02/06/09  
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/09  
Second reading moved 15/06/09  
Second reading debate 15/06/09  
Second reading agreed to 15/06/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/06/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/06/09  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/09  
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/06/09  
Assent 25/06/09 Act no.: 54 - Year: 2009

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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