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Parliamentary Workplace Reform (Set the Standard Measures No. 1) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Prime Minister
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the

Set the Standard: Report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces
by amending the:
Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984
(MoP(S) Act) to: require a notice of termination of employment to specify the ground or grounds that are relied on for the termination; and clarify that the
Fair Work Act 2009
and
Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
apply to staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act;
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
to clarify that parliamentarians are officers of the Commonwealth for the purposes of the Act; and
Age Discrimination Act 2004
and
Disability Discrimination Act 1992
to clarify that staff employed or engaged under the MoP(S) Act are Commonwealth employees for the purposes of the Acts.

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