Workplace Relations Amendment (Small Business Employment Protection) Bill 2005

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  • Workplace Relations Amendment (Small Business Employment Protection) Bill 2004
Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
to restore the exemption for small business from redundancy payments by overturning the 2004 decision of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to impose redundancy pay obligations on small businesses.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08 Dec 2004
Second reading moved 08 Dec 2004
Second reading agreed to 17 Aug 2005
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
17 Aug 2005
Third reading agreed to 17 Aug 2005
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18 Aug 2005
Second reading moved 18 Aug 2005
Discharged from Notice Paper 30 Mar 2006

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Text of bill

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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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