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Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment) Bill 1998
Schedule 1 Amendment of the Workplace Relations Act 1996

   

1  After paragraph 3(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  protecting the competitive position of young people in the labour market, promoting youth employment and assisting in reducing youth unemployment; and

2  Paragraph 88A(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the Commission’s functions and powers in relation to making and varying awards are performed and exercised in a way that:

                              (i)  encourages the making of agreements between employers and employees at the workplace or enterprise level; and

                             (ii)  protects the competitive position of young people in the labour market, promotes youth employment and assists in reducing youth unemployment.

3  After paragraph 88B(3)(b)

Insert:

                    (ba)  the need to protect the competitive position of young people in the labour market, to promote youth employment, and to assist in reducing youth unemployment, through appropriate junior wage provisions;

4  At the end of section 88B

Add:

             (4)  For the purposes of paragraph (3)(e), junior wage provisions are not to be treated as constituting discrimination by reason of age.

5  After paragraph 143(1C)(e)

Insert:

                    (ea)  if it applies to work that is or may be performed by young people—supports youth employment by including, where appropriate, junior rates of pay; and

6  Subsection 143(1E)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 170LU(7)

Repeal the subsection.