Workplace Relations Amendment (Fair Dismissal) Bill 2002 [No. 2]

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 exempt small businesses from the unfair dismissal provisions (except in relation to apprentices and trainees); and require the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to order that an unfair dismissal application is invalid if it relates to a small business employer. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
18 Sep 2002Introduced and read a first time
18 Sep 2002Second reading moved
22 Oct 2002Second reading agreed to
22 Oct 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
23 Oct 2002Introduced and read a first time
23 Oct 2002Second reading moved
05 Feb 2003Second reading debate
06 Feb 2003Second reading debate
03 Mar 2003Second reading agreed to
03 Mar 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to; 3 items negatived
03 Mar 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Mar 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
Senate
05 Mar 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
House of Representatives
06 Mar 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House insisted on disagreeing
Senate
24 Mar 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate again insisted on its amendments
House of Representatives
25 Mar 2003Laid aside

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Explanatory memoranda

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