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Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to: creation of a national workplace relations system, including the establishment of the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) which will set and adjust minimum and award classification wages, minimum conditions of employment; public holidays; outworkers; direct bargaining between employers and employees; the role of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, particularly in relation to regulation of industrial action; a simplified system of awards; redundancy pay by small business employers; transmission of business rules; protection of key award conditions in bargaining processes; dispute settlement procedures; extension of the compliance regime; transitional arrangements; provides for the renumbering of the Act; and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 in relation to the establishment of the AFPC.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02/11/05  
Second reading moved 02/11/05  
Second reading agreed to 10/11/05  
Third reading agreed to 10/11/05  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/05  
Second reading moved 10/11/05  
Second reading debate 28/11/05  
Second reading debate 29/11/05  
Second reading debate 30/11/05  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/05  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/05 Amendment details: 28 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 02/12/05 Amendment details: 318 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/12/05  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 05/12/05  
Consideration of Senate message 07/12/05 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 14/12/05 Act no.: 153 - Year: 2005
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government

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  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4776]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4765 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4765]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4762]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4760]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats/Opposition [sheet 4759]

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4766 revised]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Family First Party [sheet 4744 revised]
FIELDING, Steve

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  • Government [sheet PJ283]

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  • Government [sheet PN271]

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  • Opposition [sheet 4768]
WONG, Sen Penny

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)