Workplace Relations Amendment (Better Bargaining) Bill 2005

Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
Amends the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
  in relation to: industrial action before the expiration of an agreement; cooling-off periods; third party suspensions; protected and unprotected industrial action; and pattern bargaining. 

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

Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
07 Sep 2005Third reading agreed to
12 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
12 Sep 2005Second reading moved
30 Mar 2006Discharged from Notice Paper

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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.

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Schedules of amendments

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