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


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Industrial Relations

Summary

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 disqualify 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; 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

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 04/07/19  
Second reading debate 29/07/19  
Second reading debate 31/07/19  
Second reading agreed to 31/07/19  
Third reading agreed to 31/07/19  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 31/07/19  
Second reading moved 31/07/19  
Second reading debate 26/11/19  
Second reading debate 27/11/19  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/19  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/11/19 Amendment details: 48 Government, 1 Australian Greens and 11 Pauline Hanson's One Nation agreed to
Negatived in Committee of the Whole 28/11/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8844]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8842 revised]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8837 revised]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8805]
FARUQI, Sen Mehreen

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  • Government [sheet RC114]

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  • Jacqui Lambie Network [sheet 8803]
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8975 revised 2]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/07/2019): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/10/2019)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (24/07/2019): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2019
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (30/07/2019): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 3 of 2019