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Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Employment and Workplace Relations)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Workplace agreements and the no-disadvantage test         3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                  3

Part 2—Transitional matters                                                                                     38

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                38

Part 3—Other amendments of the Workplace Relations Act 1996      45

Part 4—Amendments of other Acts                                                                     84

Airports (Transitional) Act 1996                                                                             84

APEC Public Holiday Act 2007                                                                               84

Australian Federal Police Act 1979                                                                       84

Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005                             84

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992                       85

Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Act 1961                                                     85

Health Insurance Commission (Reform and Separation of Functions) Act 1997                85

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             86

Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997                                                   86

Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976                               86

Parliamentary Service Act 1999                                                                              86

Public Service Act 1999                                                                                            86

Skilling Australia’s Workforce Act 2005                                                               87

Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992                                     87

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  88

Tradesmen’s Rights Regulation Act 1946                                                              88

Schedule 2—Awards                                                                                                           89

Part 1—Award modernisation                                                                                 89

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                                89

Part 2—Repeal of award rationalisation and award simplification provisions      105

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              105

Schedule 3—Functions of the Australian Fair Pay Commission           108

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              108

Schedule 4—Repeal of provisions for Workplace Relations Fact Sheet   116

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              116

Schedule 5—Transitional arrangements for existing pre-reform Federal agreements etc.           117

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              117

Schedule 6—Notional agreements preserving State awards                     120

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              120

Schedule 7—Transitionally registered associations                                        121

Workplace Relations Act 1996                                                                              121

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Act 2008 .

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.  Schedules 1 to 7

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 both Houses of 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.