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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As read a third time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

 

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Family-friendly measures                                                                     4

Part 1—Special maternity leave                                                                                4

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      4

Part 2—Parental leave                                                                                                    6

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      6

Part 3—Right to request flexible working arrangements                             8

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      8

Part 4—Consultation about changes to rosters or working hours          10

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    10

Part 5—Transfer to a safe job                                                                                  12

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    12

Schedule 2—Modern awards objective                                                                   15

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    15

Schedule 3—Anti-bullying measure                                                                           16

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    16

Schedule 3A—Conferences                                                                                             22

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    22

Schedule 4—Right of entry                                                                                             23

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    23

Schedule 4A—Consent arbitration for general protections and unlawful termination   32

Part 1—General protections                                                                                      32

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    32

Part 2—Unlawful termination                                                                                 39

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    39

Schedule 5—The FWC                                                                                                      45

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    45

Schedule 6—Technical amendments                                                                         46

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    46

Fair Work Amendment Act 2012                                                                              47

Schedule 6A—Registered organisations                                                                  48

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012                            48

Schedule 7—Application and transitional provisions                                     52

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    52



This Bill originated in the House of Representatives; and, having this day passed, is now ready for presentation to the Senate for its concurrence.

B.C. WRIGHT

Clerk of the House of Representatives

House of Representatives

6 June 2013

 

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

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 .

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

Provision(s)

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, Parts 1 to 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) 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 1, Part 4

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

4.  Schedule 1, Part 5

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

5.  Schedule 2

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

6.  Schedule 3

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

6A.  Schedule 3A

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

7.  Schedule 4

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

7A.  Schedule 4A

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

8.  Schedule 5, item 1

Immediately after the commencement of the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Act 2012 .

5 December 2012

9.  Schedule 5, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Act 2012 .

1 July 2012

10.  Schedule 5, items 3 and 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

11.  Schedule 6, item 1

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 .

1 January 2014

12.  Schedule 6, items 2 to 4

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 6, item 5

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 .

1 July 2013

14.  Schedule 6, items 6 to 8

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

15.  Schedule 6, items 9 and 10

Immediately after the commencement of Schedule 8 to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 .

1 January 2013

16.  Schedule 6, items 11 to 13

Immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 .

1 January 2013

17.  Schedule 6, item 14

Immediately after the commencement of item 1364 of Schedule 9 to the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 .

1 January 2013

17A.  Schedule 6A

Immediately before the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Act 2012 .

 

18.  Schedule 7

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   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.