Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Independent Contractors) Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Introduced with the Independent Contractors Bill 2006 to protect the status of independent contractors, the bill amends the:
Workplace Relations Act 1996
to: provide civil penalties for sham contracting arrangements; protect redundancy entitlements; provide for stand downs; make changes to the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard; and
Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005
and
Workplace Relations Act 1996
to: repeal redundant provisions in relation to unfair contracts as a consequence of the proposed national services contract review scheme contained in the Independent Contractors Bill 2006; allow proceedings to be initiated in relation to sham contracting arrangements; and makes technical amendments to the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
and
Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005
.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2006
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2006
Second reading agreed to 13 Sep 2006
Third reading agreed to 13 Sep 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Sep 2006
Second reading moved 13 Sep 2006
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2006
Second reading agreed to 29 Nov 2006
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 13 Government agreed to
01 Dec 2006
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2006
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
04 Dec 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 163
  • Year: 2006
11 Dec 2006

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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

  • 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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