Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Fair Work Act 2009
  and
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
  to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
  to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
14 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
14 Nov 2013Second reading moved
03 Dec 2013Second reading debate
11 Dec 2013Second reading debate
12 Dec 2013Second reading debate
12 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
12 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
12 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
12 Dec 2013Second reading moved
13 May 2014Second reading debate
14 May 2014Second reading debate
14 May 2014Second reading negatived

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Explanatory memoranda

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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

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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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Schedules of amendments

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