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Parliamentary Workplace Reform (Set the Standard Measures No. 1) Bill 2022


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Prime Minister

Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces by amending the: Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MoP(S) Act) to: require a notice of termination of employment to specify the ground or grounds that are relied on for the termination; and clarify that the Fair Work Act 2009 and Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 apply to staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act; Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to clarify that parliamentarians are officers of the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Act; and Age Discrimination Act 2004 and Disability Discrimination Act 1992 to clarify that staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act are Commonwealth employees for the purposes of the Acts.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/22  
Second reading moved 09/02/22  
Second reading debate 10/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 10/02/22  
Third reading agreed to 10/02/22  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/02/22  
Second reading moved 15/02/22  
Second reading debate 15/02/22  
Second reading agreed to 15/02/22  
Third reading agreed to 15/02/22  
     
Finally passed both Houses 15/02/22  
Assent 22/02/22 Act no: 7 - Year: 2022
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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