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Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005

 

No.      , 2005

 

(Employment and Workplace Relations)

 

 

 

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—Main amendments                                                                                     4

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                  4

Schedule 2—Transitional arrangements for State organisations          659

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              659

Schedule 3—School-based apprentices and trainees                                     666

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              666

Schedule 4—Transitional and other provisions                                                674

Part 1—Regulations for transitional etc. provisions and consequential amendments        674

Part 2—Transitional, application and saving provisions                           675

Division 1—Definitions used in this Part                                                              675

Division 2—Awards                                                                                                  675

Division 3—Termination of employment                                                            676

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                      679

Schedule 5—Renumbering the Workplace Relations Act 1996             685

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              685

 



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 Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005 .

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 on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Part 2

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

 

7.  Schedule 5

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or 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.