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Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Social Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Adjustment for primary carer pay and other amendments                4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                   4

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               35

Schedule 2—Employer opt-in                                                                                        36

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   36

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 36

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           43

Division 1—Amendments if the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016 does not commence before this Act                                                                                                          43

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 43

Division 2—Amendments if the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016 commences before this Act                                                                                                                43

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 43

Division 3—Amendments contingent on the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016           43

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                 43

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             44

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Act 2016 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 1

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 11 to the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016 commences at or before that time.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 2

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 11 to the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016 does not commence at or before that time.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 3

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 11 to the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2016 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Schedule commences at or before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The first 1 January, 1 April, 1 July or 1 October to occur after the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.