Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002

Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
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. 

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House of Representatives
20 Feb 2002Introduced and read a first time
20 Feb 2002Second reading moved
26 Jun 2002Second reading agreed to
26 Jun 2002Third reading agreed to
20 Aug 2002Introduced and read a first time
20 Aug 2002Second reading moved
23 Sep 2002Second reading debate
24 Sep 2002Second reading debate
25 Sep 2002Second reading agreed to
25 Sep 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to and 1 Schedule and 1 item negatived
25 Sep 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Oct 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to 5 and disagreed to 2 Senate amendments
19 Nov 2002Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments

06 Dec 2002Assent

Act no.: 123

Year: 2002

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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