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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

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2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table items 2 and 3), omit the table items, substitute:

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

 

[commencement]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 13 (lines 28 and 29), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          The expenditure of relevant money (within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ) must comply with the requirements in that Act.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 15 (lines 13 to 17), omit section 329BG, substitute:

329BG   Disclosure of interests

             (1)  A disclosure by the Commissioner under section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) must be made to the Minister.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies in addition to any rules made for the purposes of that section.

             (3)  For the purposes of this Act and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 , the Commissioner is taken not to have complied with section 29 of that Act if the Commissioner does not comply with subsection (1) of this section.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 16 (lines 19 and 20), omit paragraph 329BJ(2)(d), substitute:

                     (d)  the Commissioner fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with the duty to disclose interests) or with rules made for the purposes of that section.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 18 (lines 8 and 9), omit “Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 ”, substitute “special account for the purposes of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ”.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 18 (lines 22 and 23), omit “Special Account if any of the purposes of the Account”, substitute “special account if any of the purposes of the special account”.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 19 (lines 2 and 3), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          See section 80 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (which deals with special accounts).

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 88, page 19 (line 21) to page 20 (line 20), omit section 329FC, substitute:

329FC   Annual report

                   The annual report prepared by the Fair Work Ombudsman and given to the Minister under section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 for a period must include the following in relation to the period:

                     (a)  details of the number and types of investigations conducted by the Commissioner under Part 4 of Chapter 11 of this Act;

                     (b)  details of:

                              (i)  when each investigation was started; and

                             (ii)  if the investigation has been completed—when it was completed; and

                            (iii)  if the investigation has not been completed—when it is expected to be completed;

                     (c)  details of any orders applied for under paragraph 310(1)(a) of this Act;

                     (d)  details of the types of education activities undertaken by the Commissioner and whether the education activities were provided to:

                              (i)  registered employer organisations; or

                             (ii)  registered employee organisations; or

                            (iii)  members of registered employer organisations; or

                            (iv)  members of registered employee organisations;

                     (e)  any other matter prescribed by the regulations.

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 136, page 28 (lines 21 to 26), to be opposed .

[public governance, performance and accountability]

(10)   Schedule 2, item 243, page 89 (lines 8 to 12), to be opposed .

[disclosure rules]