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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021


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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Industrial Relations

Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 in relation to: defining casual employment; including a casual conversion entitlement in the National Employment Standards; providing a Casual Employment Information Statement to casual employees; offsetting casual loading amounts against claims for leave and other entitlements in certain circumstances; additional hours for part-time employees; flexible work directions; enterprise agreement making and approval processes; extending the nominal life of greenfields agreements relating to the construction of major projects; the compliance and enforcement framework; Fair Work Commission processes; and consequential amendments; Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 to provide for the cessation of certain agreement based transitional instruments on 1 July 2022; Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 to: enable the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner to accept an enforceable undertaking in relation to a suspected remuneration-related contravention; and require the commissioner to publish certain information in relation to enforcement proceedings; Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to make consequential amendments; and Fair Work Act 2009 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020.

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 09/12/20  
Second reading moved 09/12/20  
Second reading debate 17/02/21  
Second reading debate 18/02/21  
Second reading debate 22/02/21  
Second reading debate 23/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 23/02/21  
Consideration in detail debate 23/02/21 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/02/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/21  
Second reading moved 25/02/21  
Second reading debate 16/03/21  
Second reading debate 17/03/21  
Second reading debate 18/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/03/21 Amendment details: 15 Government, 2 Opposition, 11 Pauline Hanson's One Nation and 4 Senator Patrick and Jacqui Lambie Network agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/03/21  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 22/03/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/03/21  
Assent 26/03/21 Act no: 25 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet QM128]

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  • Non-Government
BURKE, Tony, MP

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  • Non-Government
BANDT, Adam, MP

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Senate
  • Centre Alliance [sheet 1265]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Government [sheet PX114]

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  • Independent/Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 1214]
PATRICK, Sen Rex
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Opposition [sheet 1254]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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  • Opposition [sheet 1220]
FARRELL, Sen Don

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1249 revised]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1253]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1252]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1251]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1250]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 1228]
ROBERTS, Sen Malcolm

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/12/2020): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/03/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (03/02/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/02/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 4 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)