Appendix C Table of contents for the Bill

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Appendix C Table of contents for the Bill

SCHEDULE 1 MAIN AMENDMENTS

4

PART 1A AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY COMMISSION

27

Division 1 Preliminary

27

Division 2 Australian Fair Pay Commission

28

Subdivision A Establishment and functions

28

Subdivision B AFPC s wage setting function

28

Subdivision C Operation of the AFPC

30

Subdivision D AFPC Chair

31

Subdivision E AFPC Commissioners

34

Division 3 AFPC Secretariat

37

Subdivision A Establishment and function

37

Subdivision B Operation of the AFPC Secretariat

37

Subdivision C The Director of the Secretariat

38

Subdivision D Staff and consultants

41

Division 3A General matters relating to the powers and procedures of the Commission

44

Subdivision A General matters Commission to take into account

44

Subdivision B Particular powers and procedures of the Commission

46

PART V WORKPLACE INSPECTORS

60

PART VA THE AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY AND CONDITIONS STANDARD

65

Division 1 Preliminary

65

Division 2 Wages

68

Subdivision A Preliminary

68

Subdivision B Guarantee of basic rates of pay

75

Subdivision C Guarantee of casual loadings

77

Subdivision D Guarantee against reductions below pre-reform commencement rates

79

Subdivision E The guarantee against reductions below Federal Minimum Wages (FMWs)

82

Subdivision F Federal Minimum Wages (FMWs)

83

Subdivision G Australian Pay and Classification Scales (APCSs): general provisions

86

Subdivision H Australian Pay and Classification Scales: Preserved APCSs

90

Subdivision I Australian Pay and Classification Scales: new APCSs

95

Subdivision J Australian Pay and Classification Scales: duration, adjustment and revocation of

APCSs (preserved or new)

95

Subdivision K Adjustments to incorporate 2005 Safety Net Review etc

96

Subdivision L Special provisions relating to APCSs for employees with disabilities and

employees to whom training arrangements apply

97

Subdivision M Miscellaneous

99

Division 3 Maximum ordinary hours of work

100

Subdivision A Preliminary

100

Subdivision B Guarantee of maximum ordinary hours of work

101

Division 4 Annual leave

103

Subdivision A Preliminary

103

Subdivision B Guarantee of annual leave

105

Subdivision C Annual leave rules

107

Subdivision D Service: annual leave

109

Division 5 Personal leave

109

Subdivision A Preliminary

109

Subdivision B Guarantee of paid personal/carer s leave

112

Subdivision C Guarantee of unpaid carer s leave

115

Subdivision D Notice and evidence requirements

116

Subdivision E - Guarantee of compassionate leave

119

Subdivision F Personal leave: service

120

Division 6 Parental leave

121

Subdivision A Preliminary

121

Subdivision B Guarantee of maternity leave

124

Subdivision C Maternity leave: documentation

128

Subdivision D Maternity leave: from start to finish

132

Subdivision E Guarantee of paternity leave

138

Subdivision F Paternity leave: documentation

141

Subdivision G Paternity leave: from start to finish

143

Subdivision H Guarantee of adoption leave

147

Subdivision I Adoption leave: documentation

151

Subdivision J Adoption leave: from start to finish

155

Subdivision K Parental leave: service

159

PART VB WORKPLACE AGREEMENTS

160

Division 1 Preliminary

160

Division 2 Types of workplace agreements

162

Division 3 Bargaining agents

165

Division 4 Pre-lodgment procedure

167

Division 5 Lodgment

171

Division 6 Operation of workplace agreements and persons bound

173

Division 7 Content of workplace agreements

176

Subdivision A Required content

176

Subdivision B Prohibited content

180

Division 8 Varying a workplace agreement

184

Subdivision A General

184

Subdivision B Pre-lodgment procedure for variations

185

Subdivision C Lodgment of variations

189

Subdivision D When a variation comes into operation

191

Division 9 Terminating a workplace agreement

192

Subdivision A General

192

Subdivision B Termination by approval (pre-lodgment procedure)

192

Subdivision C Termination by approval (lodgment)

195

Subdivision D Unilateral termination after nominal expiry date

197

Subdivision E Effect of termination

202

Division 10 Prohibited conduct

203

Division 11 Contravention of civil remedy provisions

204

Subdivision A General

204

Subdivision B Pecuniary penalty for contravention of civil remedy provisions

206

Subdivision C Other remedies for contravention of certain civil remedy provisions

207

PART VC INDUSTRIAL ACTION

209

Division 1 Preliminary

209

Division 2 Bargaining periods

213

Division 3 Protected action

229

Subdivision A What is protected action?

229

Subdivision B Exclusions from protected action

231

Subdivision C Significance of action being protected action

238

Subdivision D Secret ballots on proposed protected action

240

Division 4 Secret Ballots on proposed protection action

240

Subdivision A General

240

Subdivision B Application for order for protected action ballot to be held

242

Subdivision C Determination of application and order for ballot to be held

245

Subdivision D Conduct and results of protected action ballot

254

Subdivision F Funding of ballots

259

Subdivision G Miscellaneous

261

Division 5 Industrial action not to be engaged in before nominal expiry date of workplace agreement or workplace determination

266

Division 6 Orders and injunctions against industrial action

270

Division 7 Ministerial declarations terminating bargaining periods

273

Division 8 Workplace determinations

275

Division 9 Payments in relation to periods of industrial action

278

PART VI AWARDS

282

Division 1 Preliminary

282

Division 2 Terms that may be included in awards

285

Subdivision A Allowable award matters

285

Subdivision B Other terms that are permitted to be in awards

290

Subdivision C Terms in awards that cease to have effect

293

Subdivision D Regulations relating to part-time employees

293

Division 3 Preserved award entitlements

294

Division 4 Award rationalisation and award simplification

299

Subdivision A Award rationalisation

299

Subdivision B Award simplification

303

Subdivision C Special technical requirements

305

Division 5 Variation and revocation of awards

306

Subdivision A Variation of awards

306

Subdivision B Revocation of awards

309

Division 6 Binding additional employers, employees and organisations to awards

310

Division 7 Technical matters

313

PART VIAA TRANSMISSION OF BUSINESS RULES

317

Division 1 Introductory

317

Division 2 Application of Part

318

Division 3 Transmission of AWA

320

Division 4 Transmission of collective agreement

322

Subdivision A General

322

Subdivision B Commission s powers

326

Division 5 Transmission of award

329

Division 6 Transmission of APCS

332

Division 7 Entitlements under the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard

332

Division 8 Notice requirements and enforcement

336

Division 9 Miscellaneous

340

PART VIIA DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES

371

Division 1 Preliminary

371

Division 2 Model dispute resolution process

372

Division 3 Alternative dispute resolution process conducted by Commission under model dispute resolution process

374

Division 4 Alternative dispute resolution process used to resolve other disputes

378

Division 5 Dispute resolution process conducted by the Commission under workplace agreement

381

Division 6 Dispute resolution process conducted by another provider

383

PART IX RIGHT OF ENTRY

394

Division 1 Preliminary

394

Division 2 Issue of permits

398

Division 3 Expiry, revocation, suspension etc of permits

400

Division 4 Right of entry to investigate suspected breaches

403

Division 5 Entry for OHS purposes

409

Division 6 Right of entry to hold discussions with employees

412

Division 7 Prohibitions

415

Division 8 Enforcement

416

Division 9 Powers of the Commission

417

PART XA FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION

423

Division 1 Preliminary

423

Division 2 Conduct to which this Part applies

427

Division 3 General prohibitions relating to freedom of association

431

Division 4 Conduct by employers etc.

433

Division 5 Conduct by employees etc.

436

Division 6 Conduct by industrial associations etc.

437

Division 7 Conduct in relation to industrial instruments

444

Division 8 False or misleading representations about bargaining services fees etc.

445

Division 9 Enforcement

445

Division 10 Objectionable provisions

447

Division 11 Miscellaneous

448

PART XIV JURSISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA AND FEDERAL MAGISTRATES COURT

458

PART XV MATTERS REFERRED BY VICTORIA

460

Division 1 Introduction

460

Division 2 Pay and conditions

461

Division 3 Workplace agreements

466

Division 4 Industrial action

469

Division 5 Meal breaks

472

Division 6 Termination of employment

473

Division 7 Freedom of association

474

Division 8 Right of entry

474

Division 9 Transmission of business

475

Division 10 Employment agreements

477

Division 11 Exclusion of Victorian laws

482

Division 12 Additional effect of other provisions of this Act

483

PART 3 GENERAL DUTIES IN RELATION TO ORDERS AND DIRECTIONS

507

Division 1 Preliminary

507

Division 2 General duties in relation to orders and directions

507

PART 4B FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF THE COMMISSION

513

SCHEDULE 1 EXTRA PROVISIONS RELATING TO DEFINITIONS

516

SCHEDULE 13 TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR PARTIES BOUND BY FEDERAL AWARDS

518

PART 1 PRELIMINARY

519

Division 1 Objects of Schedule

519

Division 2 Interpretation

519

Division 3 Continuing operation of awards

525

PART 2 PERFORMANCE OF COMMISSION S FUNCTIONS

526

PART 3 POWERS AND PROCEDURES OF THE COMMISSION F0R DEALING WITH INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES

530

Division 1 Settlement of industrial disputes

530

Subdivision A Scope of industrial disputes

530

Subdivision B Allowable transitional award matters

531

Subdivision C Other terms that may be included in transitional awards

535

Subdivision D Terms in transitional awards that cease to have effect

538

Division 2 Variation and revocation of transitional awards

538

Division 3 Procedure for dealing with industrial disputes

542

Division 4 Powers of Commission for dealing with industrial disputes

552

Division 5 Other powers of the Commission

555

PART 4 BALLOTS ORDERED BY COMMISSION

557

PART 5 CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH TRANSITIONAL AWARDS CEASE TO BE BINDING

559

PART 6 TECHNICAL MATTERS RELATING TO TRANSITIONAL AWARDS

561

PART 7 MATTERS RELATING TO VICTORIA

565

Division 1 Matters referred by Victoria

565

Subdivision A Introduction

565

Subdivision B Industrial disputes

567

Subdivision C Allowable transitional award matters

567

Subdivision D Preserved transitional award terms

568

Subdivision E Common rules

571

Subdivision F Transmission of business

576

Subdivision G Modification of certain provisions of this Act

577

Division 2 Other matters

577

Subdivision A Allowable transitional award matters

577

Subdivision B Preserved transitional award terms

577

Subdivision C Modification of certain provisions of this Act

580

PART 8 MISCELLANEOUS

581

SCHEDULE 14 TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXISTING PRE-REFORM FEDERAL AGREEMENTS ETC.

583

PART 1 PRELIMINARY

583

PART 2 PRE-REFORM CERTIFIED AGREEMENTS

584

Division 1 General

584

Division 2 Special Rules for Division 3 pre-reform certified agreements with excluded employers

588

PART 3 PRE-REFORM AWAS

591

PART 4 AWARDS UNDER SUBSECTION 170MX(3) OF THE PRE-REFORM ACT

593

PART 5 EXCEPTIONAL MATTERS ORDERS

594

PART 6 OLD IR AGREEMENTS

595

PART 7 RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PRE REFORM AGREEMENTS ETC. AND AUSTRALIAN FAIR PAY AND CONDITIONS STANDARD

595

PART 8 APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATION ETC BEFORE REFORM COMMENCEMENT

596

PART 9 MATTERS RELATING TO VICTORIA

596

SCHEDULE 15 TRANSITIONAL TREATMENT OF STATE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS AND STATE AWARDS

599

PART 1 PRELIMINARY

599

PART 2 PRESERVED STATE AGREEMENTS

600

Division 1 Preserved State agreements

600

Division 2 Terms of preserved State agreements

603

Division 3 Varying a preserved State agreement

605

Division 4 Enforcing preserved State agreements

608

Division 5 Terminating a preserved State agreement

609

Division 6 Industrial action

610

Division 7 Miscellaneous

613

Division 8 Regulations

614

PART 3 NOTIONAL AGREEMENTS PRESERVING STATE AWARDS

614

Division 1 Notional agreements preserving State awards

614

Division 2 Terms of notional agreement

618

Division 3 Varying a notional agreement preserving State awards

620

Division 4 Enforcing the notional agreement

623

Division 6 Preserved notional terms and preserved notional entitlements

624

Division 6 Protected conditions

629

Division 7 Miscellaneous

630

Division 8 Regulations

631

SCHEDULE 16 TRANSMISSION OF BUSINESS RULES (TRANSITIONAL INSTRUMENTS)

631

PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

631

PART 2 APPLICATION OF SCHEDULE

634

PART 3 TRANSMISSION OF PRE-REFORM AWAS

635

PART 4 TRANSMISSION OF DIVISION 2 PRE-REFORM CERTIFIED AGREEMENTS

637

Division 1 General

637

Division 2 Commission s powers

641

PART 5 TRANSMISSION OF STATE TRANSITIONAL INSTRUMENTS

644

Division 1 General

644

Division 2 Commission s powers

648

PART 6 NOTICE REQUIREMENTS AND ENFORCEMENT

651

PART 7 MATTERS RELATING TO VICTORIA

656

PART 8 TRANSITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND TRANSMITTED POST-REFORM INSTRUMENTS

657

PART 9 MISCELLANEOUS

658

SCHEDULE 2 TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR STATE ORGANISATIONS

659

SCHEDULE 3 SCHOOL-BASED APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES

666

SCHEDULE 4 TRANSITIONAL AND OTHER PROVISIONS

674

SCHEDULE 5 RENUMBERING THE WORKPLACE RELATIONS ACT 1996

685

With acknowledgments to the NSW Office of Industrial Relations.
Law and Bills Digest Section, Parliamentary Library, Canberra, November 2005

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