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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

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8975 revised 2

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 2, page 3 (lines 13 to 27), omit subsection 9C(1), substitute:

Designated findings

             (1)  A designated finding , in relation to a person, is:

                     (a)  any conviction against the person for an offence against a designated law; or

                     (b)  any order for the person to pay a pecuniary penalty for the contravention of:

                              (i)  a civil penalty provision of this Act; or

                             (ii)  a civil remedy provision of the Fair Work Act; or

                            (iii)  a civil remedy provision of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 ; or

                            (iv)  a WHS civil penalty provision of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 ; or

                             (v)  a provision of a State or Territory OHS law (within the meaning of the Fair Work Act), other than an offence.

[designated finding]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 11, page 8 (line 26) to page 9 (line 5), omit paragraphs 223(6)(d) and (e), substitute:

                     (d)  any conviction against the person for an offence against a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory:

                              (i)  involving the intentional use of violence towards another person, the intentional causing of death or injury to another person or the intentional damaging or destruction of property; or

                             (ii)  involving fraud, dishonesty, misrepresentation, concealment of material facts or a breach of duty; or

                            (iii)  that is punishable by imprisonment for 2 years or more;

                     (e)  in any civil proceeding against the person, an order is made that relates to conduct by the person that involved fraud, dishonesty, misrepresentation, concealment of material facts or a breach of duty.

[disqualification]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 11, page 10 (lines 32 to 35), omit subsection 226(4).

[strict liability]

(4)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 12 (lines 5 and 6), omit “a finding”, substitute “a conviction, order or finding”.

[designated finding]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 12 (line 11), omit “a finding”, substitute “a conviction, order or finding”.

[designated finding]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 12 (lines 24 to 26), omit subparagraph (2)(d)(ii), substitute:

                             (ii)  for an event mentioned in paragraph 223(6)(d) or (e)—a conviction or order made in relation to conduct engaged in after commencement.

[not fit and proper]

(7)     Schedule 2, item 4, page 17 (lines 3 to 7), omit subsection 28C(2), substitute:

             (2)  In working out whether there is a record for the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), the Court must only have regard to the following:

                             (a)  any designated findings made against the organisation or part or officers or members of the organisation or part;

                             (b)  any findings that the organisation or part, or officers or members of the organisation or part, are in contempt of court in relation to an order or injunction made under a designated law.

[designated finding]

(8)     Schedule 2, item 11, page 25 (line 13), omit “findings”, substitute “convictions or orders”.

[designated finding]

(9)     Schedule 3, item 4, page 31 (line 22), omit “of strict liability”.

[strict liability]

(10)   Schedule 3, item 4, page 32 (lines 18 to 20), omit subsection 323H(5), substitute:

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a notice under subsection (3); and

                     (b)  the person does not comply with the notice.

Penalty:   120 penalty unit s.

[strict liability]

(11)   Schedule 4, item 7, page 38 (line 18), omit “finding”, substitute “designated finding”.

[designated finding]