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Schedule 1—Four yearly reviews of modern awards

Schedule 1 Four yearly reviews of modern awards

   

Fair Work Act 2009

1  Section 12 (definition of 4 yearly review of modern awards )

Repeal the definition.

2  Section 12 (definition of work value reasons )

Omit “156(4)”, substitute “157(2A)”.

3  Section 132 (paragraph relating to Division 4)

Repeal the paragraph.

4  Section 132 (paragraph relating to Division 5)

Omit “outside the system of 4 yearly reviews”.

5  Paragraph 135(1)(a)

Omit “subsections 156(3) and”, substitute “subsection”.

6  Paragraph 141(2)(b)

Omit “4 or”.

7  Subsections 141(3) and (5)

Omit “4 or”.

8  Division 4 of Part 2-3

Repeal the Division.

9  Division 5 of Part 2-3 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 5 Exercising modern award powers

10  Subsection 157(1)

Omit “outside the system of 4 yearly reviews of modern awards”.

11  Subsection 157(1) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       Generally, the FWC must be constituted by a Full Bench to make, vary or revoke a modern award. However, the President may direct a single FWC Member to make a variation (see section 616).

12  Paragraph 157(2)(b)

Omit “and the system of 4 yearly reviews of modern awards”.

13  After subsection 157(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Work value reasons are reasons justifying the amount that employees should be paid for doing a particular kind of work, being reasons related to any of the following:

                     (a)  the nature of the work;

                     (b)  the level of skill or responsibility involved in doing the work;

                     (c)  the conditions under which the work is done.

14  Paragraph 582(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

15  After paragraph 582(4)(aa)

Insert:

                   (ab)  a direction about the exercise of modern award powers in accordance with Division 5 of Part 2-3;

16  At the end of subsection 582(4)

Add:

                   ; (e)  a direction that a single FWC Member perform a function or exercise a power in relation to the variation of a modern award.

17  Subsections 616(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections.

18  After subsection 616(3A)

Insert:

          (3B)  A determination that revokes a modern award under Division 5 of Part 2-3 must be made by a Full Bench.

          (3C)  Subject to subsection (3D), a determination that varies a modern award under Division 5 of Part 2-3 (other than a determination varying the default fund term of a modern award under section 159A) must be made by a Full Bench.

          (3D)  The President may direct a single FWC Member to perform a function or exercise a power:

                     (a)  under section 159, 160 or 161 (varying a modern award); or

                     (b)  in relation to any other variation under section 157 that the President considers appropriate of:

                              (i)  a modern award; or

                             (ii)  if 2 or more modern awards relate to the same industry or occupation—those awards.

Note:          The President may give directions as to the manner in which the FWC is to perform its functions or exercise its powers (see section 582).