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Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Employment)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to workplace relations, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Financial management and accountability                                 5

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     5

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                    5

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             13

Schedule 2—Regulation of worker entitlement funds                                    14

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   14

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    14

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  16

Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986                                                              49

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             49

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          50

Part 2—Application and transitional amendments                                        51

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    51

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             55

Part 4—Pre-commencement applications for registration                          59

Part 5—Contingent amendments                                                                           61

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  61

Schedule 3—Election payments                                                                                    62

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    62

Schedule 4—Prohibiting coerced payments to employee benefit funds 64

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    64

Schedule 5—Disclosable arrangements                                                                   66

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                  66



A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to workplace relations, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) 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.  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

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Parts 1 to 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, item 33

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3; and

(b) the time item 9 of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Act 2017 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 2, item 34

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if item 12 of Schedule 5 to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Act 2017 commences before that time.

 

7.  Schedule 2, item 35

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 12 of Schedule 5 to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Act 2017 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

8.  Schedule 3

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

9.  Schedule 4, item 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

10.  Schedule 4, item 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 9; and

(b) the time the provisions covered by table item 3 commence.

 

11.  Schedule 4, item 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 9.

 

12.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

13.  Schedule 5, item 4

The later of:

(a) the time the provisions covered by table item 3 commence; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 12.

 

14.  Schedule 5, item 5

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 12.

 

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.