Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment (Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures) 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
Paid Parental Leave Act 2010
  to: extend the Paid Parental Leave Scheme to certain working fathers and partners so that they receive two weeks’ dad and partner pay at the rate of the national minimum wage; and clarify provisions relating to: ‘keeping in touch days’; debt recovery; notices; and delegation of the secretary’s powers; the
Fair Work Act 2009
  to: clarify unpaid parental leave arrangements in the event of a stillbirth or infant death; enable early commencement of unpaid parental leave; and enable employees who are on unpaid parental leave to perform permissible paid work for short periods (‘keeping in touch days’); and five Acts to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
22 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Mar 2012Second reading moved
08 May 2012Second reading debate
10 May 2012Second reading debate
24 May 2012Second reading debate
24 May 2012Second reading agreed to
24 May 2012Consideration in detail debate
24 May 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
18 Jun 2012Introduced and read a first time
18 Jun 2012Second reading moved
27 Jun 2012Second reading debate
27 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to


27 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
22 Jul 2012Assent

Act no.: 109

Year: 2012

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