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Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends: the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 to: extend the Paid Parental Leave Scheme to certain working fathers and partners so that they receive two weeks’ dad and partner pay at the rate of the national minimum wage; and clarify provisions relating to: ‘keeping in touch days’; debt recovery; notices; and delegation of the secretary’s powers; the Fair Work Act 2009 to: clarify unpaid parental leave arrangements in the event of a stillbirth or infant death; enable early commencement of unpaid parental leave; and enable employees who are on unpaid parental leave to perform permissible paid work for short periods (‘keeping in touch days’); and five Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 08/05/12  
Second reading debate 10/05/12  
Second reading debate 24/05/12  
Second reading agreed to 24/05/12  
Consideration in detail debate 24/05/12  
Third reading agreed to 24/05/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/12  
Second reading moved 18/06/12  
Second reading debate 27/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 27/06/12  
Assent 22/07/12 Act no.: 109 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
BILLSON, Bruce, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes