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Second Reading Speeches

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

Type
Government
Portfolio
Employment
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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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.