Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
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Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 to respond to recommendations of the Productivity Commission’s final report into the Workplace Relations Framework by: removing the requirement for the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to conduct 4 yearly reviews of modern awards from the beginning of 1 January 2018; and enabling the FWC to overlook minor procedural or technical errors when approving an enterprise agreement, if it is satisfied that those errors were not likely to have disadvantaged employees; and Fair Work Act 2009 and Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 to respond to recommendations of the Report of Inquiry into Complaints about the Honourable Vice President Michael Lawler of the Fair Work Commission and Related Matters by applying the complaint-handling powers of the Minister for Employment and the President of the FWC to FWC members who formerly held office in the Australian Industrial Relations Commission, and applying the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Act 2012 in relation to FWC members.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 01 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 20 Jun 2017
Second reading agreed to 20 Jun 2017
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Government agreed to
20 Jun 2017
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2017
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2017

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