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Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Summary

Amends the: Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to expand the application of the Act to men and all employers and employees in the workplace by: amending the short title of the Act to Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012; reflecting the change in the name of the administering agency and its director; expanding the advice and education functions of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA); requiring certain employers to prepare public reports relating to gender equality indicators; providing for WGEA to monitor employer compliance; and making consequential amendments; and Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 to make consequential amendments. Also amends the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/03/12  
Second reading moved 01/03/12  
Second reading debate 29/05/12  
Second reading debate 18/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 18/06/12  
Consideration in detail debate 18/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 18/06/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/06/12  
Second reading moved 19/06/12  
Second reading debate 13/09/12  
Second reading debate 01/11/12  
Second reading debate 20/11/12  
Second reading debate 22/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 22/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/11/12  
Assent 06/12/12 Act no.: 179 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
LEY, Sussan, MP

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Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 7263]
CASH, Sen Michaelia

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/03/2012): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee; Committee report (10/05/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )