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Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Bill 2009


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

Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 to: give effect to state references of workplace relations matters to the Commonwealth that take effect after 1 July 2009 but on or before 1 January 2010; enable states to declare employers not to be national system employers; and enable state ministers to intervene in court proceedings and make submissions in relation to matters before Fair Work Australia; and Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 and seven other Acts to transition certain employers and employees to the new national workplace relations system. Also makes technical amendments to the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009.

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 21/10/09  
Second reading moved 21/10/09  
Second reading debate 17/11/09  
Second reading agreed to 17/11/09  
Consideration in detail debate 17/11/09 Amendment details: 19 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 17/11/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/11/09  
Second reading moved 23/11/09  
Third reading agreed to 02/12/09  
Second reading debate 02/12/09  
Second reading agreed to 02/12/09  
Third reading agreed to 02/12/09  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 02/12/09  
Assent 09/12/09 Act no.: 124 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BR214]

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 6004]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (29/10/2009): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (16/11/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )