Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
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
Introduced and read a first time 27 Feb 2014
Second reading moved 27 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 06 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 15 May 2014
Second reading debate 05 Jun 2014
Second reading debate 26 Aug 2014
Second reading debate 27 Aug 2014
Second reading agreed to 27 Aug 2014
Third reading agreed to 27 Aug 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Aug 2014
Second reading moved 27 Aug 2014
Second reading debate 16 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 07 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 16 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 17 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 12 Oct 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 Oct 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 16 Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Family First Party/Independent (Lazarus and Madigan) agreed to; and 1 Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party/Family First Party/Palmer United Party/Independent (Xenophon, Lazarus and Madigan) agreed to
12 Oct 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Independent (Lazarus) agreed to
13 Oct 2015
Third reading agreed to 13 Oct 2015
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 14 Oct 2015
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
11 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 11 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 156
  • Year: 2015
26 Nov 2015

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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