Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Fair Work Act 2009
  to: provide for the transfer of employees’ terms and conditions of employment from an old public sector employer to a national system employer where there is a connection between the two; and enable Fair Work Australia to make orders that modify the general effect of the transfer of business rules in these circumstances; and
Fair Work Act 2009
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
  to make consequential amendments. 

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House of Representatives
11 Oct 2012Introduced and read a first time
11 Oct 2012Second reading moved
01 Nov 2012Second reading debate
01 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
01 Nov 2012Consideration in detail debate
01 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to
01 Nov 2012Introduced and read a first time
01 Nov 2012Second reading moved
26 Nov 2012Second reading debate
26 Nov 2012Second reading agreed to
26 Nov 2012Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 21 Government agreed to
26 Nov 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Nov 2012Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

27 Nov 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Dec 2012Assent

Act no.: 175

Year: 2012

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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