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Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002 [No. 2]


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

Summary

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to exempt small businesses from the unfair dismissal provisions (except in relation to apprentices and trainees); and require the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to order that an unfair dismissal application is invalid if it relates to a small business employer.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/09/02  
Second reading moved 18/09/02  
Second reading agreed to 22/10/02  
Third reading agreed to 22/10/02  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/10/02  
Second reading moved 23/10/02  
Second reading debate 05/02/03  
Second reading debate 06/02/03  
Second reading agreed to 03/03/03  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/03/03 Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to; 3 items negatived
Third reading agreed to 03/03/03  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 05/03/03 Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 05/03/03 Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 06/03/03 Details: House insisted on disagreeing
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 24/03/03 Details: Senate again insisted on its amendments
     
House of Representatives
Laid aside 25/03/03  
     

Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes