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Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2012


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Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 in relation to the textile, clothing and footwear industry to: extend the operation of most of the provisions of the Act to contract outworkers; enable outworkers to recover unpaid amounts up the supply chain; enable an outwork code of practice to be issued; and extend specific right of entry rules to sweatshop premises.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/11  
Second reading moved 24/11/11  
Second reading debate 21/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 21/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 21/03/12 Amendment details: 12 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 22/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/03/12  
Consideration in detail debate 22/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/03/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/03/12  
Assent 15/04/12 Act no.: 33 of 2012
     

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

Senate
  • Government [sheet CA223]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7214]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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  • Opposition [sheet 7218]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
LEY, Sussan, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/11/2011): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/02/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )