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Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to: introduce a criminal offence for giving a registered organisation, or person associated with a registered organisation, a corrupting benefit; introduce a criminal offence for receiving or soliciting a corrupting benefit; introduce a criminal offence for certain national system employers to provide, offer or promise to provide cash or in kind payments, other than certain legitimate payments, to employee organisations or prohibited beneficiaries; introduce a criminal offence for soliciting, receiving, obtaining or agreeing to obtain any such prohibited payment; and require bargaining representatives for a proposed enterprise agreement to disclose certain financial benefits.

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 22/03/17  
Second reading moved 22/03/17  
Second reading debate 29/03/17  
Second reading debate 30/03/17  
Second reading debate 11/05/17  
Second reading debate 23/05/17  
Second reading agreed to 23/05/17  
Third reading agreed to 23/05/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/06/17  
Second reading moved 13/06/17  
Second reading debate 08/08/17  
Second reading agreed to 08/08/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 08/08/17 Amendment details: 9 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 09/08/17 Amendment details: 8 Opposition (2 as amended by 3 Government) and 5 Liberal Democratic Party agreed to
Third reading agreed to 09/08/17  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/08/17 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 10/08/17  
Assent 16/08/17 Act no: 84 - Year: 2017
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet EH227]

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8191]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Opposition [sheet 8164]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 8143]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8198]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8197]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (23/03/2017): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (09/05/2017)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)