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Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Independent Contractors) Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations

Summary

Introduced with the Independent Contractors Bill 2006 to protect the status of independent contractors, the bill amends the: Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: provide civil penalties for sham contracting arrangements; protect redundancy entitlements; provide for stand downs; make changes to the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard; and Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 and Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: repeal redundant provisions in relation to unfair contracts as a consequence of the proposed national services contract review scheme contained in the Independent Contractors Bill 2006; allow proceedings to be initiated in relation to sham contracting arrangements; and makes technical amendments to the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005.

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 22/06/06  
Second reading moved 22/06/06  
Second reading agreed to 13/09/06  
Third reading agreed to 13/09/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/09/06  
Second reading moved 13/09/06  
Second reading debate 28/11/06  
Second reading agreed to 29/11/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 01/12/06 Amendment details: 13 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 01/12/06  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/12/06 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 11/12/06 Act no.: 163 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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 Democrats [sheet 5072]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5064 revised 1]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Government [sheet RC275]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)