Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
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. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
26 Jun 2003Introduced and read a first time
26 Jun 2003Second reading moved
19 Aug 2003Second reading agreed to
19 Aug 2003Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Aug 2003Introduced and read a first time
20 Aug 2003Second reading moved
02 Mar 2004Second reading agreed to
02 Mar 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Australian Democrats agreed to, 4 items negatived
03 Mar 2004Third reading negatived


21 Jun 2004Restored to Notice Paper
Senate
25 Jun 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government (1 as amended by 7 Australian Democrats) and 6 Australian Democrats agreed to
25 Jun 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


13 Jul 2004Assent

Act no.: 112

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed 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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