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
43
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

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Progress

House of Representatives
01 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
01 Mar 2012Second reading moved
29 May 2012Second reading debate
18 Jun 2012Second reading debate
18 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
18 Jun 2012Consideration in detail debate
18 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
19 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2012Second reading moved
13 Sep 2012Second reading debate
01 Nov 2012Second reading debate
20 Nov 2012Second reading debate
22 Nov 2012Second reading debate
22 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
22 Nov 2012Committee of the Whole debate
22 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to


22 Nov 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Dec 2012Assent

Act no.: 179

Year: 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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