Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the:
Workplace Relations Act 1996
in relation to: creation of a national workplace relations system, including the establishment of the Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) which will set and adjust minimum and award classification wages, minimum conditions of employment; public holidays; outworkers; direct bargaining between employers and employees; the role of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, particularly in relation to regulation of industrial action; a simplified system of awards; redundancy pay by small business employers; transmission of business rules; protection of key award conditions in bargaining processes; dispute settlement procedures; extension of the compliance regime; transitional arrangements; provides for the renumbering of the Act; and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 in relation to the establishment of the AFPC.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Nov 2005
Second reading moved 02 Nov 2005
Second reading agreed to 10 Nov 2005
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2005
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2005
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2005
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2005
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2005
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2005
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 28 Government agreed to
01 Dec 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 318 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
02 Dec 2005
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2005
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 05 Dec 2005
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
07 Dec 2005
Assent
  • Act no.: 153
  • Year: 2005
14 Dec 2005

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Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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