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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment

Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 and Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations.

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 31/08/16  
Second reading moved 31/08/16  
Second reading debate 19/10/16  
Second reading agreed to 19/10/16  
Third reading agreed to 19/10/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 07/11/16  
Second reading moved 07/11/16  
Second reading debate 21/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 21/11/16  
Committee of the Whole debate 21/11/16 Amendment details: 10 Government, 9 Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party and 21 Derryn Hinch's Justice Party/Nick Xenophon Team agreed to
Third reading agreed to 21/11/16
(after midnight)
 
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 22/11/16 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/11/16  
Assent 24/11/16 Act no: 79 - Year: 2016
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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 7994]
RHIANNON, Sen Lee

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  • Government [sheet GB160]

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  • Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party [sheet 7997]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick
HINCH, Sen Derryn

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  • Nick Xenophon Team/Derryn Hinch's Justice Party [sheet 7995]
HINCH, Sen Derryn
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7978]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7976]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7974]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7973]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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  • Opposition [sheet 7919]
CAMERON, Sen Doug

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/09/2016): Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/10/2016)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)