Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill 2012

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
The bill: replaces the administrative General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme by establishing a legislative framework for advances to be paid to former employees whose employment has ended as a result of their employer’s insolvency or bankruptcy and who have unpaid employee entitlements that cannot be obtained from another source; and provides for the Commonwealth to recover the advances through winding up or bankruptcy proceedings or from other payments employees receive for the entitlements from other sources. 

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House of Representatives
11 Oct 2012Introduced and read a first time
11 Oct 2012Second reading moved
30 Oct 2012Second reading debate
30 Oct 2012Second reading agreed to
30 Oct 2012Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
30 Oct 2012Third reading agreed to
19 Nov 2012Introduced and read a first time
19 Nov 2012Second reading moved
26 Nov 2012Second reading debate
26 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
26 Nov 2012Committee of the Whole debate
26 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to

28 Nov 2012Assent

Act no.: 159

Year: 2012

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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

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  • 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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