Workplace Relations Amendment (Simplifying Agreement-making) Bill 2004

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: simplify agreement-making at the workplace level; reduce the delays, formality and cost involved in having an agreement certified; prevent interference by third parties in agreement-making; and provide for the extended operation of certified agreements of up to five years. Also contains application and saving provisions. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
26 Jun 2002Introduced and read a first time
26 Jun 2002Second reading moved
12 Feb 2004Second reading agreed to
12 Feb 2004Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 19 government amendments agreed to
12 Feb 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
01 Mar 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Mar 2004Second reading moved
16 Nov 2004Lapsed at end of Parliament

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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.

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