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Workplace Relations Amendment (Protecting Small Business Employment) Bill 2004

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Employment and Workplace Relations


Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to restore the exemption for small business from redundancy payments by overturning the recent decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to impose redundancy pay obligations on small businesses.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/05/04  
Second reading moved 26/05/04  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/04  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/04  
Introduced and read a first time 03/08/04  
Second reading moved 03/08/04  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 16/11/04  

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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