Fair Work Bill 2009

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  • Fair Work Bill 2008
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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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Nov 2008
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2008
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 02 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2008
Second reading agreed to 04 Dec 2008
Third reading agreed to 04 Dec 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2008
(After Midnight)
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2008
(After Midnight)
Second reading debate 10 Mar 2009
Second reading debate 11 Mar 2009
Second reading agreed to 11 Mar 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 40 Government and 2 Opposition (1 as amended by Family First Party) agreed to
17 Mar 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Australian Greens agreed to
18 Mar 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 180 Government, 1 Australian Greens and 4 Independent (Xenophon) agreed to
19 Mar 2009
Third reading agreed to 20 Mar 2009
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Consideration 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
20 Mar 2009
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments disagreed to by the House
20 Mar 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20 Mar 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 28
  • Year: 2009
07 Apr 2009

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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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