Workplace Relations Amendment (A Stronger Safety Net) Bill 2007

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
,
Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave Funding) Act 1992
and Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 to: create the Office of the Workplace Ombudsman and the Workplace Authority as statutory agencies; introduce a fairness test to apply to workplace agreements lodged on or after 7 May 2007 to guarantee employees fair compensation in lieu of modification or exclusion of protected award conditions such as penalty rates and overtime and shift loadings; establish a compliance framework to ensure the effective operation of the fairness test; and vary provisions relating to: prohibited content in workplace agreements; and membership requirements for registered organisations.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 May 2007
Second reading moved 28 May 2007
Second reading agreed to 30 May 2007
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
30 May 2007
Third reading agreed to 30 May 2007
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Jun 2007
Second reading moved 13 Jun 2007
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2007
Second reading agreed to 19 Jun 2007
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 44 Government agreed to
19 Jun 2007
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Family First agreed to
20 Jun 2007
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2007
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
20 Jun 2007
Assent
  • Act no.: 107
  • Year: 2007
28 Jun 2007

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Proposed 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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