Fair Work Amendment Bill 2024

Employment and Workplace Relations
Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
Parliament no

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Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to provide that contravening a Fair Work Commission order which deals with the employee right to disconnect would not expose a person to a criminal penalty.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Feb 2024
Second reading moved 15 Feb 2024
Second reading debate 27 Feb 2024
Referred to Federation Chamber 27 Feb 2024
Second reading debate 27 Feb 2024
Second reading agreed to 27 Feb 2024
Consideration in detail debate 27 Feb 2024
Reported from Federation Chamber 28 Feb 2024
Third reading agreed to 28 Feb 2024
Introduced and read a first time 28 Feb 2024
Second reading moved 28 Feb 2024

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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