Fair Work Bill 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Implements a workplace relations system which provides for: the establishment of National Employment Standards, modern awards and national minimum wage orders; the establishment of the statutory offices of Fair Work Australia to administer the system and the Fair Work Ombudsman to promote compliance; fair work instruments; and the creation of Fair Work Divisions in the Federal Court and Federal Magistrate’s Court to hear workplace relations matters. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
25 Nov 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Nov 2008Second reading moved
01 Dec 2008Second reading debate
02 Dec 2008Second reading debate
03 Dec 2008Second reading debate
04 Dec 2008Second reading agreed to
04 Dec 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
05 Dec 2008Second reading moved
10 Mar 2009Second reading debate
11 Mar 2009Second reading debate
11 Mar 2009Second reading agreed to
17 Mar 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 40 Government and 2 Opposition (1 as amended by Family First Party) agreed to
18 Mar 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens agreed to
19 Mar 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 180 Government, 1 Australian Greens and 4 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
20 Mar 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Mar 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to amendments nos 1 to 30, 35 to 93, 95 to 135, and 137 to 231; and disagreed to Senate amendments nos 31 to 34, 94, and 136
Senate
20 Mar 2009Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House


20 Mar 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Apr 2009Assent

Act no.: 28

Year: 2009

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Schedules of amendments

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Committee Information

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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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