Workplace Relations Amendment (Genuine Bargaining) Bill 2002

Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Parliament no

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Amends the Workplace Relations Act 1996 to: list factors to be taken into account by the Australian Industrial Relations Commission when considering whether a negotiating party is not genuinely trying to reach agreement; and empower the Commission to make orders in relation to new bargaining periods. Also contains application provisions.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Feb 2002
Second reading moved 20 Feb 2002
Second reading agreed to 26 Jun 2002
Third reading agreed to 26 Jun 2002
Introduced and read a first time 20 Aug 2002
Second reading moved 20 Aug 2002
Second reading debate 23 Sep 2002
Second reading debate 24 Sep 2002
Second reading agreed to 25 Sep 2002
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition and 4 Australian Democrats agreed to and 1 Schedule and 1 item negatived
25 Sep 2002
Third reading agreed to 25 Sep 2002
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to 5 and disagreed to 2 Senate amendments
16 Oct 2002
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
19 Nov 2002
  • Act no.: 123
  • Year: 2002
06 Dec 2002

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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Schedules of amendments

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