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  • Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

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    Date
    28 May 2007 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    ,
    Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992
    and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to: create the Office of the Workplace Ombudsman and the Workplace Authority as statutory agencies; introduce a fairness test to apply to workplace agreements lodged on or after 7 May 2007 to guarantee employees fair compensation in lieu of modification or exclusion of protected award conditions such as penalty rates and overtime and shift loadings; establish a compliance framework to ensure the effective operation of the fairness test; and vary provisions relating to: prohibited content in workplace agreements; and membership requirements for registered organisations. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Agreement Validation) Bill 2004

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    Date
    17 Nov 2004 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to ensure the validity of agreements which were certified, approved or varied under the Act prior to the High Court’s decision on 2 September 2004 in
    Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd v The Australian Workers’ Union and Others

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2004

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    Date
    26 Jun 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: codify offences that amount to contempt of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; create a new offence prohibiting the giving of false evidence to the Commission; update certain penalties; and insert legislative notes after certain provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2003

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    Date
    20 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the termination of employment provisions of the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    by: excluding certain classes of employees, including short-term casual employees; validating the operation of regulations purporting to exclude short-term casual employees (following a Federal Court decision invalidating these regulations) from the time the regulations were made to the commencement of the new termination provisions in this bill; and providing for payment, and indexation, of a lodgment fee for termination of employment applications; and Workplace Relations Regulations 1996 to repeal now invalidated provisions excluding certain classes of employees from termination of employment provisions. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002

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    Date
    20 Feb 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: list factors to be taken into account by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission when considering whether a negotiating party is not genuinely trying to reach agreement; and empower the Commission to make orders in relation to new bargaining periods. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2003

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    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    in relation to: safety net entitlements for employees in Victoria not covered by federal awards or agreements; access by Victorian employees to federal awards system; minimum pay rates for Victorian contract workers in the textiles, clothing and footwear industries; and annual leave entitlements for Victorian employees. Also contains application and saving provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Remedies for Unprotected Action) Bill 2004

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    Date
    26 Jun 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to ensure that applications for orders to prevent unprotected industrial action are dealt with quickly and that, in dealing with applications, the Australian Industrial Relations Commission takes into account the undesirability of unprotected action. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2003

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    Date
    04 Dec 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the certified agreement and freedom of association provisions of the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to: nullify clauses in certified agreements that purport to require payment of bargaining services fees; and prohibit conduct designed to compel persons to pay such fees. Also contains application provisions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Protection for Emergency Management Volunteers) Bill 2003

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    Date
    06 Mar 2003 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    to make it unlawful to dismiss emergency management volunteers who are temporarily absent from the workplace on voluntary emergency management duty. Also contains an application provision. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Registration and Accountability of Organisations) Bill 2002

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    Date
    21 Mar 2002 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Employment and Workplace Relations 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Workplace Relations Act 1996
    in relation to the registration, amalgamation and internal administration and regulation of registered organisations, including election processes, duties of officers and employees of those organisations, financial accountability and disclosure, democratic control and penalties for breaches. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

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