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Second Reading Speeches

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the:

Fair Work Act 2009
and
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
to: establish the Registered Organisations Commission and provide it with investigation and information gathering powers to monitor and regulate registered organisations; and provide for the appointment, functions and powers of the commissioner (who will assume the investigations, enforcement advice and assistance responsibilities in relation to registered organisations currently undertaken by the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission); and
Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
to: amend the requirements on officers’ disclosure of material personal interests and change grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for office; increase financial accounting and disclosure obligations for registered organisations and their officers; and increase civil penalties and introduce criminal offences for serious breaches of officers’ duties and new offences in relation to the conduct of investigations.