Report

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013 [Provisions]

2 December 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-921-1

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 11KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 10KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 (PDF 42KB)

Reference
Conduct of inquiry
Background
Overview of the bill
Structure of the bill
Compatibility with human rights
Financial impact statement
Consideration by legislative scrutiny and human rights committees
Acknowledgement
Notes on references

 
CHAPTER 2 (PDF 90KB)

Disclosure requirements, regulation and increased accountability
Training of officers
Alignment of the responsibilities of officers of registered organisations to trading corporations under the Corporations Act 2001
Engagement of the Right to Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise
Registered Organisations Commissioner and the Special Account
Financial penalties for non-compliance
Consultation process
Conclusion

 
LABOR SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 39KB)

The bill is unnecessary and political in nature
Trade unions are not corporations and should not be regulated as such
Potential for bias within the Registered Organisations Commission
Conclusion

 
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions received (PDF 8KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee (PDF 10KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eec.sen@aph.gov.au

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