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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2017

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Amends the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 to: include certain serious criminal offences as a new category of ‘prescribed offence’ for the purposes of the automatic disqualification regime in relation to registered organisations; establish an offence for a disqualified person to continue to act as an official or in a way that influences the affairs of an organisation; allow the Federal Court to prohibit officials from holding office in certain circumstances or if they are otherwise not a fit and proper person; allow the Federal Court to cancel the registration of an organisation on a range of grounds; allow applications to be made to the Federal Court for a range of other orders; expand the grounds on which the Federal Court may order remedial action to deal with governance issues in an organisation; expressly provide that the Federal Court may appoint an administrator to an organisation or part of an organisation as part of a remedial scheme; introduce a public interest test for amalgamations of registered organisations; and make minor and technical amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/08/17  
Second reading moved 16/08/17  
Second reading debate 16/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 16/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 16/10/17  
Introduced and read a first time 17/10/17  
Second reading moved 17/10/17  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (17/08/2017): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/10/2017)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (05/09/2017): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 12 of 2017
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (06/09/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 12 of 2017