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Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2002


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to require that, in order to be protected industrial action under the Act, such action must be preceded by a secret ballot process overseen by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; and, consequential on commencement of the proposed Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Act 2002, allows protected industrial action to be taken without a secret ballot, after a cooling-off period; and provides for the recommencement of protected action after the end of a suspension of a bargaining period. Also contains application and saving provisions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/02/02  
Second reading moved 20/02/02  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/02  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/06/02  
Second reading moved 24/06/02  
Second reading debate 23/09/02  
Second reading debate 24/09/02  
Second reading agreed to 25/09/02  
Third reading negatived 25/09/02  
     

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes