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Second Reading Speeches

Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Australian Workers) Bill 2016

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
CAMERON, Sen Doug
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the:

Fair Work Act 2009
to: clarify the application of the Act to migrants; require Fair Work Information Statements to contain certain information; provide additional protection from adverse action in certain circumstances; introduce a ‘reasonable person’ test in determining whether an employer has engaged in sham contracting; enable the court to make orders requiring directors of phoenix companies to pay amounts owed by failed companies and orders disqualifying certain persons from managing corporations; increase maximum penalties for certain breaches of the Act; and introduce new offences for serious contraventions of the Act that involve the use of coercion or threats; and
Corporations Act 2001
to make consequential amendments.

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