Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Before Senate 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the
Fair Work Act 2009
  in relation to: requests for extended periods of unpaid parental leave; the payment of annual leave upon termination of employment; taking or accruing leave while receiving workers’ compensation; the requirements for flexibility terms in modern awards and enterprise agreements and individual flexibility arrangements made under those terms; the negotiation of single-enterprise greenfields agreements; the transfer of business rules; application for a protected action ballot order; right of entry framework; the Fair Work Commission not having to hold a conference or hearing to dismiss an unfair dismissal application; and interest payments on unclaimed monies. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
27 Feb 2014Introduced and read a first time
27 Feb 2014Second reading moved
06 Mar 2014Second reading debate
15 May 2014Second reading debate
05 Jun 2014Second reading debate
26 Aug 2014Second reading debate
27 Aug 2014Second reading debate
27 Aug 2014Second reading agreed to
27 Aug 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
27 Aug 2014Introduced and read a first time
27 Aug 2014Second reading moved

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
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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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