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Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

2013-2014-2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Review of the operation of amendments............................................. 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 4

Part 1—Extension of period of unpaid parental leave                                  4

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      4

Part 5—Greenfields agreements                                                                               5

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      5

Part 7—Protected action ballot orders                                                                12

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    12

Part 10—Unclaimed money                                                                                      13

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    13

Schedule 2—Application and transitional provisions                                     14

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                    14

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Parts 5 and 7

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 1, Part 10

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

9.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Review of the operation of amendments

             (1)  The Minister must cause an independent review of the operation of the amendments made by Part 5 of Schedule 1 to be undertaken and completed within 2 years after the commencement of that Part.

             (2)  The review must consider:

                     (a)  the effect of the amendments made by Part 5 of Schedule 1; and

                     (b)  any other related matter that the Minister specifies.

             (3)  The person who undertakes the review must give the Minister a writt en report of the review.

             (4)  The Minister must cause a copy of the report of the review to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sittings days of receiving it.