Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Termination) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
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. 

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House of Representatives
20 Feb 2002Introduced and read a first time
20 Feb 2002Second reading moved
11 Dec 2002Second reading agreed to
11 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
12 Dec 2002Introduced and read a first time
12 Dec 2002Second reading moved
12 Dec 2002Second reading agreed to
12 Dec 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 3 Australian Democrats agreed to
12 Dec 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
13 Aug 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
Senate
14 Aug 2003Message from House of Reps reported
15 Sep 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments nos 1 and 5 disagreed to by the House, insisted on its amendments nos 2 to 4 and agreed to 2 Australian Democrats further amendments
House of Representatives
16 Sep 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to amendments nos 2 to 4 and agreed to further Senate amendments


16 Oct 2003Assent

Act no.: 104

Year: 2003

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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