Workplace Relations Amendment (Secret Ballots for Protected Action) Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
  to require that, in order to be protected industrial action under the Act, such action must be preceded by a secret ballot process overseen by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; and, consequential on commencement of the proposed
Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Act 2002
, allows protected industrial action to be taken without a secret ballot, after a cooling-off period; and provides for the recommencement of protected action after the end of a suspension of a bargaining period. Also contains application and saving provisions. 

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House of Representatives
20 Feb 2002Introduced and read a first time
20 Feb 2002Second reading moved
20 Jun 2002Second reading agreed to
20 Jun 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
24 Jun 2002Introduced and read a first time
24 Jun 2002Second reading moved
23 Sep 2002Second reading debate
24 Sep 2002Second reading debate
25 Sep 2002Second reading agreed to
25 Sep 2002Third reading negatived

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