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Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Increasing maximum penalties for contraventions of certain civil remedy provisions     3

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      3

Part 2—Liability of responsible franchisor entities and holding companies           8

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      8

Part 3—Unreasonable requirements                                                                      14

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    14

Part 4—Powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman                                              17

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    17

Part 5—Hindering and obstructing the Fair Work Ombudsman and inspectors 25

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    25

Part 6—False or misleading information or documents                              27

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    27

Part 7—Application and transitional provisions                                             30

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    30

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 .

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.  The whole of this Act

The day after 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.