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WORKPLACE RELATIONS AMENDMENT (AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE SERVICE AND TRAINING) BILL 1999

Mr Beazley (Leader of the Opposition), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996to ensure that leave for participation in service and training as a member of the Australian Defence Force Reserves be one of the matters which can be taken to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission for conciliation or arbitration.

Mr Beazley made a statement in relation to the Bill.

Paper

Mr Beazley, by leave, presented an explanatory memorandum to the Bill.

Bill read a first time.

Ordered—That the second reading be made an order of the day for the next sitting, in accordance with standing order 104A.