Building and Construction Industry Improvement Bill 2005

Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the Building and Construction Industry Improvement (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2005, the bill: makes certain forms of industrial action unlawful; provides improved access to sanctions against unlawful industrial action in the form of injunctions, pecuniary penalties and compensation for loss; and provides for the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and the Federal Safety Commissioner. 

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House of Representatives
09 Mar 2005Introduced and read a first time
09 Mar 2005Second reading moved
11 Aug 2005Second reading agreed to
11 Aug 2005Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 36 Government agreed to
11 Aug 2005Third reading agreed to
16 Aug 2005Introduced and read a first time
16 Aug 2005Second reading moved
18 Aug 2005Second reading debate
05 Sep 2005Second reading agreed to
07 Sep 2005Third reading agreed to

12 Sep 2005Assent

Act no.: 113

Year: 2005

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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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