Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2004

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  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2003
Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40

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Summary

Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: codify offences that amount to contempt of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission; create a new offence prohibiting the giving of false evidence to the Commission; update certain penalties; and insert legislative notes after certain provisions.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Jun 2003
Second reading moved 26 Jun 2003
Second reading agreed to 19 Aug 2003
Third reading agreed to 19 Aug 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20 Aug 2003
Second reading moved 20 Aug 2003
Second reading agreed to 02 Mar 2004
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Australian Democrats agreed to, 4 items negatived
02 Mar 2004
Third reading negatived 03 Mar 2004
Restored to Notice Paper 21 Jun 2004
Senate
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government (1 as amended by 7 Australian Democrats) and 6 Australian Democrats agreed to
25 Jun 2004
(After Midnight)
Third reading agreed to 25 Jun 2004
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
26 Jun 2004
Assent
  • Act no.: 112
  • Year: 2004
13 Jul 2004

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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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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