Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Amendment Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to expand the application of the Act to men and all employers and employees in the workplace by: amending the short title of the Act to Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012; reflecting the change in the name of the administering agency and its director; expanding the advice and education functions of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA); requiring certain employers to prepare public reports relating to gender equality indicators; providing for WGEA to monitor employer compliance; and making consequential amendments; and Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987 to make consequential amendments. Also amends the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 to make amendments consequential on the commencement of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 01 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 29 May 2012
Second reading debate 18 Jun 2012
Second reading agreed to 18 Jun 2012
Consideration in detail debate 18 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 18 Jun 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 19 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2012
Second reading debate 01 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 20 Nov 2012
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Committee of the Whole debate 22 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22 Nov 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 179
  • Year: 2012
06 Dec 2012

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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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