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Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001

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1998-1999-2000-2001

 

 

 

 

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

workplace relations (REGISTERED ORGANISATIONS) bill 2001

 

 

 

FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

(Amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by authority of the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations

and Small Business, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP)

 

 



WORKPLACE RELATIONS (REGISTERED ORGANISATIONS) BILL 2001

 

(Amendments to be moved on behalf of the Government)

 

 

OUTLINE

 

These amendments alter clauses 6, 75, 112 and 186 of the Bill.  The amendments provide that the form of declaration envelopes used in ballots conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission is to be prescribed by the regulations.  The amended clauses relate to ballots for elections, amalgamations and withdrawal from amalgamations.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The proposed amendments are not expected to have any impact on Commonwealth expenditure.



NOTES ON AMENDMENTS

 

Amendment No. 1 - clause 6, page 6 (lines 24 and 25)

Amendment No. 1 would change the definition of declaration envelope by omitting the words “The regulations must prescribe the form of a declaration envelope”.

 

Amendment No. 2 - clause 75, page 75 (line 8)

Amendment No. 2 would replace the words “approved form” in clause 75 with the words “form prescribed by the regulations”. 

 

Amendment No. 3 - clause 112, page 100 (line 15)

Amendment No. 3 would replace the words “approved form” in clause 112 with the words “form prescribed by the regulations”.

Amendment No. 4 - clause 186, page 166 (line 29)

Amendment No. 4 would replace the words “approved form” in clause  186 with the words “form prescribed by the regulations”.

Amendment No. 5 - clause 186, page 166 (line 30)

Amendment No. 5 would amend clause 186 to remove the words “and approved” from the note to clause 186.  This is consistent with amendment No 4 which removes the words “approved form”.