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Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001

1998-1999-2000-2001

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace Relations (Registered Organisations) Bill 2001

 

No.      , 2001

 

(Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the registration of associations of employers and of employees, to regulate those associations after registration, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Chapter 1—Preliminary                                                                                           2

Part 1—Short title and commencement of Act etc.                                               2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Act binds Crown................................................................................ 2

Part 2—Objects of Act and general provisions                                                       3

4............ Simplified outline of Part.................................................................... 3

5............ Objects of Act.................................................................................... 3

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

7............ Meaning of industrial action ............................................................. 12

8............ Meaning of industrial dispute ........................................................... 13

9............ Meaning of office .............................................................................. 15

10.......... Forging and uttering.......................................................................... 16

11.......... Functions of the Industrial Registry................................................. 17

12.......... President may establish Organisations Panel................................... 17

13.......... Actions and opinions of AEC.......................................................... 18

14.......... Operation of offence provisions....................................................... 18

Chapter 2—Registration and cancellation of registration 19

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                         19

15.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 19

Part 2—Registration                                                                                                            20

Division 1—Types of associations that may apply for registration      20

16.......... Employer and employee associations may apply............................ 20

Division 2—Registration criteria                                                                          22

17.......... Criteria for registration of associations other than enterprise associations             22

18.......... Criteria for registration of enterprise associations............................ 24

Division 3—Prohibited conduct in relation to formation or registration of employee associations         26

19.......... Prohibited conduct—employers....................................................... 26

20.......... Prohibited conduct—organisations................................................... 27

21.......... Powers of Federal Court in relation to prohibited conduct.............. 28

22.......... Certain actions considered to be done by organisation or employer 28

Division 4—Registration process                                                                         30

23.......... Commission to deal with applications quickly................................ 30

24.......... Applicant for registration may change its name or alter its rules..... 30

25.......... Registration....................................................................................... 30

26.......... Incorporation.................................................................................... 31

Part 3—Cancellation of registration                                                                            32

Division 1—Grounds for cancellation of registration                                 32

27.......... Application for cancellation of registration...................................... 32

28.......... Conduct preventing or hindering object of Act................................ 32

29.......... Industrial action interfering with trade or commerce or provision of a public service             32

30.......... Industrial action adversely affecting community safety, health or welfare             33

31.......... Failure to comply with order about industrial action or lockout...... 33

32.......... Failure to comply with certain Workplace Relations Act orders..... 34

33.......... Failure to comply with orders under this Act.................................. 34

34.......... Failure to comply with section 315 order........................................ 34

35.......... Certain actions considered to be done by organisation..................... 35

Division 2—Determination of application for cancellation                       36

36.......... Organisation to have opportunity to be heard................................. 36

37.......... Findings in certain proceedings to be prima facie evidence.............. 36

38.......... Federal Court finding that ground for cancellation established......... 36

39.......... Orders where cancellation of registration deferred........................... 38

Division 3—Cancellation of registration on technical grounds             40

40.......... Cancellation of registration on technical grounds etc........................ 40

Division 4—Consequences of cancellation                                                      43

41.......... Cancellation to be recorded............................................................... 43

42.......... Effect of cancellation of registration................................................. 43

Part 4—Commission’s powers under this Chapter                                             45

43.......... Powers exercisable by Presidential Member.................................... 45

Chapter 3—Amalgamation and withdrawal from amalgamation     46

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                         46

44.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 46

Part 2—Amalgamation of organisations                                                                   47

Division 1—General                                                                                                     47

45.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 47

46.......... Procedure to be followed for proposed amalgamation etc................ 50

47.......... Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Part........................... 51

Division 2—Preliminary matters                                                                           52

48.......... Federations....................................................................................... 52

49.......... Use of resources to support proposed amalgamation...................... 53

Division 3—Commencement of amalgamation procedure                       55

50.......... Scheme for amalgamation.................................................................. 55

51.......... Alternative scheme for amalgamation............................................... 55

52.......... Approval by committee of management.......................................... 56

53.......... Community of interest declaration................................................... 57

54.......... Application for approval for submission of amalgamation to ballot 59

55.......... Holding office after amalgamation.................................................... 60

56.......... Application for exemption from ballot............................................. 61

57.......... Application for ballot not conducted under section 75.................... 61

58.......... Lodging “yes” case........................................................................... 61

Division 4—Role of AEC                                                                                           63

59.......... Ballots to be conducted by AEC...................................................... 63

60.......... Notification of AEC......................................................................... 63

61.......... Providing information etc. to electoral officials................................ 63

62.......... Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................... 64

Division 5—Procedure for approval of amalgamation                                66

63.......... Fixing hearing in relation to amalgamation etc.................................. 66

64.......... Submissions at amalgamation hearings............................................. 66

65.......... Approval for submission to ballot of amalgamation not involving extension of eligibility rules etc.      67

66.......... Objections in relation to amalgamation involving extension of eligibility rules etc. 69

67.......... Approval for submission to ballot of amalgamation involving extension of eligibility rules etc.            70

68.......... Fixing commencing and closing days of ballot.................................. 72

69.......... Roll of voters for ballot.................................................................... 73

70.......... “Yes” case and “no” case for amalgamation..................................... 74

71.......... Alteration and amendment of scheme............................................... 76

72.......... Outline of scheme for amalgamation................................................. 78

73.......... Exemption from ballot...................................................................... 78

74.......... Approval for ballot not conducted under section 75........................ 79

75.......... Secret postal ballot of members........................................................ 80

76.......... Determination of approval of amalgamation by members................ 81

77.......... Further ballot if amalgamation not approved................................... 82

78.......... Post-ballot report by AEC............................................................... 82

79.......... Inquiries into irregularities................................................................ 83

80.......... Approval of amalgamation............................................................... 83

81.......... Expenses of ballot............................................................................. 84

82.......... Offences in relation to ballot............................................................ 84

Division 6—Amalgamation taking effect                                                           87

83.......... Action to be taken after ballot.......................................................... 87

84.......... Assets and liabilities of de-registered organisation become assets and liabilities of amalgamated organisation       88

85.......... Resignation from membership.......................................................... 89

86.......... Effect of amalgamation on awards, orders and certified agreements. 89

87.......... Effect of amalgamation on agreement under section 149.................. 89

88.......... Instruments....................................................................................... 90

89.......... Pending proceedings......................................................................... 90

90.......... Division applies despite laws and agreements prohibiting transfer etc.  90

91.......... Amalgamated organisation to take steps necessary to carry out amalgamation      91

92.......... Certificates in relation to land and interests in land.......................... 91

93.......... Certificates in relation to charges...................................................... 92

94.......... Certificates in relation to shares etc.................................................. 92

95.......... Certificates in relation to other assets.............................................. 93

96.......... Federal Court may resolve difficulties.............................................. 93

Division 7—Validation                                                                                                 95

97.......... Validation of certain acts done in good faith..................................... 95

98.......... Validation of certain acts after 4 years............................................. 96

99.......... Orders affecting application of section 97 or 98.............................. 96

100........ Federal Court may make orders in relation to consequences of invalidity              97

Part 3—Withdrawal from amalgamations                                                                99

Division 1—General                                                                                                     99

101........ Object of Part................................................................................... 99

102........ Definitions etc.................................................................................. 99

Division 2—Ballots for withdrawal from amalgamated organisations 102

103........ Applications to the Federal Court for ballots................................ 102

104........ Outline of proposed withdrawal.................................................... 103

105........ Amendment of application etc....................................................... 104

106........ Filing the “yes” case....................................................................... 104

107........ Filing the “no” case......................................................................... 105

108........ Provisions relating to outlines and statements of “yes” and “no” cases 105

109........ Notifying of applications for ballots.............................................. 105

110........ Orders for ballots............................................................................ 106

111........ Financial members only eligible to vote.......................................... 106

112........ Conduct of ballots.......................................................................... 107

113........ Providing information etc. to electoral officials.............................. 107

114........ Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................. 108

115........ Offences in relation to ballots......................................................... 109

116........ Notifying of results of ballots........................................................ 111

117........ Post-ballot report by AEC............................................................. 111

Division 3—Giving effect to ballots                                                                   112

118........ Determining the day of withdrawal................................................ 112

119........ Registration of constituent part...................................................... 113

120........ Choice of organisation following withdrawal of separately identifiable constituent part       113

121........ Members of amalgamated organisation may join newly registered organisation     115

122........ Orders of the Commission, awards etc. made before withdrawal.. 116

123........ Certified agreements made after withdrawal etc............................. 116

124........ Other matters.................................................................................. 117

125........ This Division applies despite laws and agreements prohibiting transfer etc.          118

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                     119

126........ Federal Court may resolve difficulties............................................ 119

127........ Certain actions etc. not to constitute breach of rules of amalgamated organisation 119

128........ Amalgamated organisation not to penalise members etc................ 120

Chapter 4—Representation orders                                                          122

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                                122

129........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 122

Part 2—Representation orders                                                                                    123

130........ Orders about representation rights of organisations of employees 123

131........ Preconditions for making of orders................................................. 123

132........ Factors to be taken into account by Commission.......................... 124

133........ Order may be subject to limits....................................................... 125

134........ Organisation must comply with order............................................ 125

135........ Certain orders not to stop newly-registered organisations exercising representation rights    125

136........ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Chapter................... 126

Chapter 5—Rules of organisations                                                          127

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       127

137........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 127

Part 2—Rules of organisations                                                                                    128

Division 1—General                                                                                                   128

138........ Organisations to have rules............................................................. 128

139........ Rules of organisations..................................................................... 128

140........ General requirements for rules........................................................ 130

Division 2—Rules relating to elections for office                                       132

141........ Rules to provide for elections for offices....................................... 132

142........ Rules to provide for elections for office by secret postal ballot.... 133

143........ Rules to provide for terms of office............................................... 135

144........ Rules may provide for filling of casual vacancies........................... 136

145........ Model rules for conduct of elections.............................................. 137

Division 3—Rules relating to conduct of officers and employees     138

146........ Model rules about conduct of officers and employees................... 138

Division 4—Other rules                                                                                           139

Subdivision A—Loans, grants and donations                                                      139

147........ Rules to provide conditions for loans, grants and donations by organisations        139

Subdivision B—Agreements between organisations and State unions          140

148........ Definitions...................................................................................... 140

149........ Membership agreements................................................................. 141

150........ Assets and liabilities agreements.................................................... 143

151........ Party to section 150 agreement may apply to Federal Court for orders 144

152........ Termination of section 150 agreement............................................ 144

Subdivision C—Miscellaneous                                                                              146

153........ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Division.................. 146

Division 5—Alteration of rules and evidence of rules                             147

154........ Industrial Registrar may determine alterations of rules.................. 147

155........ Commission may determine alteration of rules where there has been a breach of an undertaking           147

156........ Change of name or alteration of eligibility rules of organisation..... 148

157........ Alteration of other rules of organisation......................................... 149

158........ Certain alterations of rules to be recorded...................................... 150

159........ Evidence of rules............................................................................. 150

160........ Powers of Commission................................................................... 151

Part 3—Validity and performance of rules                                                            152

161........ Rules contravening section 140...................................................... 152

162........ Directions for performance of rules................................................ 154

Chapter 6—Membership of organisations                                        156

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       156

163........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 156

Part 2—Entitlement to membership                                                                          157

164........ Entitlement to become and to remain a member............................. 157

165........ Federal Court may declare on person’s entitlement to membership 158

166........ Application for membership of organisation by person treated as having been a member     160

167........ Request by member for statement of membership......................... 161

168........ Rectification of register of members............................................... 162

Part 3—Termination of membership                                                                         163

169........ Federal Court may order that persons cease to be members of organisations         163

170........ Non-financial members to be removed from the register................ 163

171........ No entrance fee if person re-joins within 6 months....................... 164

172........ Resignation from membership........................................................ 164

Part 4—False information, disputes and arrears of dues                              166

173........ False representation as to membership of organisation.................. 166

174........ False representation about resignation from organisation.............. 166

175........ Disputes between organisations and members............................... 166

176........ Recovery of arrears......................................................................... 167

177........ Liability for arrears......................................................................... 167

Part 5—Conscientious objection to membership                                                168

178........ Conscientious objection to membership of organisations.............. 168

Chapter 7—Democratic control                                                                  170

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       170

179........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 170

Part 2—Conduct of elections for office and other positions                        171

180........ Conduct by AEC............................................................................ 171

181........ Application for organisation or branch to conduct its elections for office              171

182........ Objections to application to conduct elections for office............... 172

183........ Threats etc. in relation to section 182 objections........................... 172

184........ Registrar may permit organisation or branch to conduct its elections for office     173

185........ Organisation may ask AEC to conduct elections for positions other than offices  174

186........ Declaration envelopes to be used for postal ballots....................... 174

187........ Registrar to arrange for conduct of elections.................................. 175

188........ Organisation or branch must not assist one candidate over another 175

189........ Organisation to provide returning officer with copy of register..... 175

190........ Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................. 176

191........ Provisions applicable to elections conducted by AEC................... 177

192........ Hindering or obstructing electoral official or other person............. 178

193........ Improper interference with election process.................................. 178

194........ Death of candidate.......................................................................... 180

195........ Post-election report by AEC.......................................................... 181

196........ Organisation to respond to adverse report on rules....................... 182

197........ Ballot papers etc. to be preserved.................................................. 184

Part 3—Inquiries into elections for office                                                              185

198........ Application for inquiry.................................................................. 185

199........ Instituting of inquiry...................................................................... 185

200........ Federal Court may authorise Industrial Registrar to take certain action  186

201........ Designated Registry officials must have identity cards.................. 187

202........ Interim orders................................................................................. 188

203........ Procedure at hearing........................................................................ 190

204........ Action by Federal Court................................................................. 190

205........ Industrial Registrar to make arrangements for conduct of elections etc.  191

206........ Enforcement of orders.................................................................... 192

207........ Validity of certain acts etc. where election declared void............... 192

Part 4—Disqualification from office                                                                          193

208........ Simplified outline of this Part......................................................... 193

209........ Meaning of prescribed offence ........................................................ 193

210........ Meaning of convicted of a prescribed offence ................................. 194

211........ Certificate of registrar etc. is evidence of facts............................... 194

212........ Certain persons disqualified from holding office in organisations.. 195

213........ Application for leave to hold office in organisations by prospective candidate for office      196

214........ Application for leave to hold office in organisations by office holder 197

215........ Federal Court to have regard to certain matters.............................. 198

216........ Action by Federal Court................................................................. 198

217........ Part not to affect spent convictions scheme................................... 199

Chapter 8—Records, accounts and conduct of officers     200

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       200

218........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 200

Part 2—Records to be kept and lodged by organisations                             201

219........ Records to be kept and lodged by organisations............................ 201

220........ Certain records to be held for 7 years............................................. 202

221........ Offence to interfere with register or copy...................................... 202

222........ Obligation to lodge information in Industrial Registry................... 202

223........ Storage of records........................................................................... 203

224........ Registrar may authorise access to certain records.......................... 204

225........ Registrar may direct organisation to deliver copy of records......... 204

226........ Organisations to notify particulars of loans, grants and donations 205

Part 3—Accounts and audit                                                                                            208

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                           208

227........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 208

228........ Part only applies to financial years starting after registration........ 208

229........ Financial years—change in financial year....................................... 209

230........ Exemptions from certain Australian Accounting Standards........... 209

Division 2—Reporting units                                                                                  210

231........ What is a reporting unit?................................................................ 210

232........ Designated officers......................................................................... 210

233........ Members, staff and journals etc. of reporting units....................... 211

234........ Determination of reporting units.................................................... 212

235........ Determination of reporting units—application by organisation.... 212

236........ Determination of reporting units—Industrial Registrar initiative.. 213

237........ Determination of reporting units—years certificate applies to...... 214

238........ Determination of reporting units—revocation of certificates......... 214

239........ Determination of reporting units—rule alterations........................ 215

240........ Determination of reporting units—later certificate revokes earlier certificate         215

Division 3—Accounting obligations                                                                   216

Subdivision A—General obligations                                                                     216

241........ Reporting unit to keep proper financial records............................. 216

242........ Reporting unit to prepare general purpose financial report........... 217

243........ Reporting unit to prepare operating report.................................... 218

Subdivision B—Reporting guidelines                                                                  219

244........ Reporting guidelines....................................................................... 219

Division 4—Auditors                                                                                                 221

245........ Auditors of reporting units............................................................. 221

246........ Powers and duties of auditors........................................................ 222

247........ Obstruction etc. of auditors............................................................ 224

248........ Reporting unit to forward notices etc. to auditor........................... 225

249........ Auditor entitled to attend meetings at which report presented...... 225

250........ Auditors and other persons to enjoy qualified privilege in certain circumstances   227

251........ Fees and expenses of auditors........................................................ 227

252........ Removal of auditor......................................................................... 227

253........ Resignation of auditor..................................................................... 228

Division 5—Reporting requirements                                                                230

254........ Copies of full report or concise report to be provided to members 230

255........ Full report to be presented to meetings.......................................... 232

256........ Comments by committee members not to be false or misleading... 232

257........ Reports etc. to be lodged in Industrial Registry............................. 233

Division 6—Reduced reporting requirements for particular reporting units      234

258........ Reporting units with substantial common membership with State registered bodies             234

259........ Organisations with income of less than certain amount................. 235

260........ Exemption from this Part of certain reporting units....................... 237

Division 7—Members’ access to financial records                                   238

261........ Information to be provided to members or Registrar..................... 238

262........ Order for inspection of financial records........................................ 239

263........ Frivolous or vexatious applications................................................ 239

264........ Ancillary orders.............................................................................. 240

265........ Disclosure of information acquired in inspection........................... 240

266........ Reporting unit or committee of management may allow member to inspect books                240

267........ Commission to be advised of breaches of Part or rules etc. found during inspection              241

268........ Constitution of Commission.......................................................... 241

Part 4—Conduct of officers and employees                                                          242

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                           242

269........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 242

270........ Part only applies in relation to financial management.................... 242

271........ Meaning of involved ....................................................................... 242

Division 2—General duties                                                                                    243

272........ Care and diligence—civil obligation only........................................ 243

273........ Good faith—civil obligations.......................................................... 244

274........ Use of position—civil obligations.................................................. 244

275........ Use of information—civil obligations............................................. 244

276........ Effect of ratification by members................................................... 245

277........ Good faith, use of position and use of information—criminal offences  245

278........ Compliance with statutory duties.................................................. 246

279........ Interaction of sections 272 to 277 with other laws etc.................. 247

280........ Reliance on information or advice provided by others................... 247

281........ Responsibility for actions of other person..................................... 248

Part 5—Access to organisation’s books                                                                 249

282........ Right of access to organisation’s books.......................................... 249

Chapter 9—Civil penalties                                                                                 251

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       251

283........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 251

Part 2—Civil consequences of contravening civil penalty provisions    252

284........ Civil penalty provisions................................................................. 252

285........ Pecuniary penalty orders that the Federal Court may make.......... 253

286........ Compensation orders...................................................................... 254

287........ Other orders.................................................................................... 254

288........ Effect of section 286....................................................................... 255

289........ Who may apply for an order.......................................................... 255

290........ Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings.................................. 256

291........ Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings................................ 256

292........ Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings.................................. 256

293........ Evidence given in proceedings for penalty not admissible in criminal proceedings 256

294........ Relief from liability for contravention of civil penalty provision.. 257

295........ Power to grant relief....................................................................... 258

Chapter 10—Miscellaneous                                                                             259

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                       259

296........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 259

Part 2—Validating provisions for organisations                                                 260

297........ Definition........................................................................................ 260

298........ Validation of certain acts done in good faith................................... 261

299........ Validation of certain acts after 4 years........................................... 263

300........ Order affecting application of section 298 or 299.......................... 264

301........ Federal Court may make orders in relation to consequences of invalidity              265

302........ Federal Court may order reconstitution of branch etc.................... 266

Part 3—Financial assistance and costs                                                                    269

Division 1—Financial assistance                                                                         269

303........ Authorisation of financial assistance.............................................. 269

304........ Federal Court may certify that application was reasonable........... 271

305........ Applications under sections 161, 162 and 165.............................. 272

306........ Fees for 2 counsel not normally to be paid.................................... 273

307........ Powers of Federal Court not affected............................................. 273

Division 2—Costs                                                                                                        274

308........ Costs only where proceeding instituted vexatiously etc................ 274

Part 4—Inquiries and investigations                                                                         275

309........ Registrar or staff may make inquiries............................................. 275

310........ Registrar may conduct investigations............................................. 275

311........ Investigations arising from auditor’s report................................... 276

312........ Investigations arising from request from members......................... 277

313........ Investigations arising from referral under section 267.................... 277

314........ Conduct of investigations............................................................... 277

315........ Action following an investigation................................................... 278

316........ Offences in relation to investigation by Registrar.......................... 279

Part 5—Jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia                                   281

317........ Jurisdiction of Federal Court.......................................................... 281

318........ Exclusive jurisdiction...................................................................... 281

319........ Exercise of Court’s original jurisdiction.......................................... 282

320........ Reference of proceedings to Full Court.......................................... 282

321........ Appeal to the Court from certain judgments.................................. 283

Part 6—Other                                                                                                                         284

322........ Delegation by Minister................................................................... 284

323........ Conduct by officers, directors, employees or agents..................... 284

324........ Right to participate in ballots......................................................... 285

325........ Requests by members for information concerning elections and certain ballots      285

326........ Providing copy of rules or list of offices etc. on request by member 285

327........ Certificate as to membership of organisation................................. 287

328........ List of officers to be evidence......................................................... 287

329........ Unauthorised collection of money.................................................. 287

330........ No imprisonment in default............................................................ 287

331........ Jurisdiction of courts limited as to area.......................................... 287

332........ Public sector employer to act through employing authority.......... 288

333........ Proceedings by and against unincorporated clubs.......................... 288

334........ Inspection of documents etc........................................................... 289

335........ Trade secrets etc. tendered as evidence.......................................... 289

336........ Application of penalty................................................................... 290

337........ Enforcement of penalties etc.......................................................... 290

338........ Regulations..................................................................................... 290

339........ Schedule 2—Complementary registration systems........................ 292

Schedule 1—Persons, other than employees, who may be members of associations applying for registration                                                      293

1............ Persons specified under subparagraphs 16(1)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii)...... 293

Schedule 2—Complementary registration systems                  294

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                            294

1............ Definitions...................................................................................... 294

Part 2—Branch rules                                                                                                          295

2............ Branch funds................................................................................... 295

3............ Obligations of Commission in relation to application under section 156                296

4............ Branch autonomy........................................................................... 296

5............ Organisation may participate in State systems.............................. 297

Part 3—Amalgamation of organisation and associated body                      298

6............ Organisation and associated body may amalgamate....................... 298

7............ Procedure for amalgamation............................................................ 298

Part 4—Exercise of Commission’s powers                                                            301

8............ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Schedule.................. 301

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the registration of associations of employers and of employees, to regulate those associations after registration, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

Chapter 1 Preliminary



Schedule 1 Persons, other than employees, who may be members of associations applying for registration

Note:       See section 16

   

   

1   Persons specified under subparagraphs 16(1)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii)

                   The persons specified for the purpose of subparagraphs 16(1)(b)(ii) and (c)(ii) are persons (other than employees) who:

                     (a)  are, or are able to become, members of an industrial organisation of employees within the meaning of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 of New South Wales; or

                     (b)  are employees for the purposes of the Industrial Relations Act 1999 of Queensland; or

                     (c)  are employees for the purposes of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 of Western Australia; or

                     (d)  are employees for the purposes of the Industrial and Employee Relations Act 1994 of South Australia.



 

Schedule 2 Complementary registration systems

Note:       See section 339