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Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Other Measures) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Objects provisions

Part 1 Amendments

Workplace Relations Act 1996

1  After paragraph 3(h)

Insert:

                    (ha)  requiring the Commission to take into account the circumstances of employers and employees in small business in performing its functions and in exercising its powers under this Act (including through appropriate changes to its principles, procedures and rules); and

2  At the end of paragraph 88A(d)

Add:

                    ; and (iii)  takes into account the circumstances of employers and employees in small business.

3  At the end of section 170CA

Add:

             (3)  The Commission must, in performing its functions and in exercising its powers under this Division, take into account the circumstances of employers and employees in small business.

4  After subsection 170LA(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  In performing those functions, the Commission must also take into account the circumstances of employers and employees in small business.



 

Part 2 Application and transitional provisions

5  Application

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to any proceedings before the Commission (whether instituted before or after the commencement of this Schedule).

6  Transitional provision—review of Rules of Commission

Within 8 months after the commencement of this Schedule:

                     (a)  the President must complete a review of the Rules of the Commission made under section 48 of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (having regard to the amendments of that Act made by this Act); and

                     (b)  the President must give the Minister a written report about the review; and

                     (c)  the President must, under that section, make any new Rules of the Commission, or make any variations of the existing Rules of the Commission, that the President considers appropriate as a result of the review.