Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2003

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  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Prohibition of Compulsory Union Fees) Bill 2002 [No.2]
Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the certified agreement and freedom of association provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: nullify clauses in certified agreements that purport to require payment of bargaining services fees; and prohibit conduct designed to compel persons to pay such fees. Also contains application provisions.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Dec 2002
Second reading moved 04 Dec 2002
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2003
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Mar 2003
Second reading moved 03 Mar 2003
Second reading agreed to 24 Mar 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Australian Democrats agreed to; 4 items negatived
24 Mar 2003
Third reading agreed to 24 Mar 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to amendment no. 2 and disagreed to amendments nos 1 and 3 to 6
25 Mar 2003
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House
26 Mar 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 20
  • Year: 2003
11 Apr 2003

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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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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Schedules of amendments

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