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Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Bill 2013

Part 1 Preliminary


1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Fair Trade (Workers’ Rights) Act 2013 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3   Objects

                   It is the object of this Act to encourage Australia’s trading partners to ensure that workers in their country are protected by certain internationally accepted minimum standards about workers’ rights.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act:

minimum standards about workers’ rights has the meaning given in section 8.

minimum wage fixing recommendation has the meaning given in subsection 6(3).

Trade Agreement has the meaning given in section 7.