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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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Sep 2002
Second reading moved 18 Sep 2002
Second reading agreed to 22 Oct 2002
Third reading agreed to 22 Oct 2002
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23 Oct 2002
Second reading moved 23 Oct 2002
Second reading debate 05 Feb 2003
Second reading debate 06 Feb 2003
Second reading agreed to 03 Mar 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Opposition agreed to; 3 items negatived
03 Mar 2003
Third reading agreed to 03 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
05 Mar 2003
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
05 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House insisted on disagreeing
06 Mar 2003
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate again insisted on its amendments
24 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Laid aside 25 Mar 2003

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