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


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

Summary

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: abolish Australian Workplace Agreements; provide transitional arrangements through Individual Transitional Employment Agreements (ITEAs); introduce a no-disadvantage test for ITEAs and collective agreements and ensure no agreement is approved until it passes the test; remove the requirement for a Workplace Relations Fact Sheet; provide that all parties agree to terminate collective workplace agreements; and enable award modernisation processes to be undertaken by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts.

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 13/02/08  
Second reading moved 13/02/08  
Second reading debate 20/02/08  
Second reading debate 13/03/08  
Second reading agreed to 17/03/08  
Third reading agreed to 17/03/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/03/08  
Second reading moved 17/03/08  
Second reading debate 17/03/08  
Second reading debate 18/03/08  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 18/03/08 Amendment details: 37 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/03/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 19/03/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 20/03/08 Act no.: 8 - Year: 2008
     

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

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5457 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5443]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5456]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5453]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5452]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5451]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5449]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet PA412]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/02/2008): Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee
  • Committee report (17/03/2008)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)