Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Workplace Relations Act 1996
to: abolish Australian Workplace Agreements; provide transitional arrangements through Individual Transitional Employment Agreements (ITEAs); introduce a no-disadvantage test for ITEAs and collective agreements and ensure no agreement is approved until it passes the test; remove the requirement for a Workplace Relations Fact Sheet; provide that all parties agree to terminate collective workplace agreements; and enable award modernisation processes to be undertaken by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2008
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2008
Second reading debate 20 Feb 2008
Second reading debate 13 Mar 2008
Second reading agreed to 17 Mar 2008
Third reading agreed to 17 Mar 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 17 Mar 2008
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2008
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2008
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2008
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 37 Government agreed to
18 Mar 2008
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2008
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
19 Mar 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 8
  • Year: 2008
20 Mar 2008

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes

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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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