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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021

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  • Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020
Type
Government
Portfolio
Industrial Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the: Fair Work Act 2009 in relation to: defining casual employment; including a casual conversion entitlement in the National Employment Standards; providing a Casual Employment Information Statement to casual employees; offsetting casual loading amounts against claims for leave and other entitlements in certain circumstances; additional hours for part-time employees; flexible work directions; enterprise agreement making and approval processes; extending the nominal life of greenfields agreements relating to the construction of major projects; the compliance and enforcement framework; Fair Work Commission processes; and consequential amendments; Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 to provide for the cessation of certain agreement based transitional instruments on 1 July 2022; Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 to: enable the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner to accept an enforceable undertaking in relation to a suspected remuneration-related contravention; and require the commissioner to publish certain information in relation to enforcement proceedings; Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 and Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to make consequential amendments; and Fair Work Act 2009 and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 09 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 09 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 17 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 18 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 22 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 23 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 23 Feb 2021
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
23 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 23 Feb 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Feb 2021
Second reading moved 25 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 16 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 17 Mar 2021
Second reading debate 18 Mar 2021
Second reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 15 Government, 2 Opposition, 11 Pauline Hanson's One Nation and 4 Senator Patrick and Jacqui Lambie Network agreed to
18 Mar 2021
Third reading agreed to 18 Mar 2021
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
22 Mar 2021
Finally passed both Houses 22 Mar 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 25
  • Year: 2021
26 Mar 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Notes

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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