Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take-Home Pay) Bill 2017

DI NATALE, Sen Richard
LAMBIE, Sen Jacqui
Originating house
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to: ensure that modern awards cannot be varied to reduce penalty rates or the hours to which penalties rates apply if the variation is likely to result in a reduction in the take-home pay of an employee; and provide that any such determination by the Fair Work Commission made on or after 22 February 2017 is of no effect.


Introduced and read a first time 21 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 21 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 23 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 30 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2017
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 Mar 2017
(After Midnight)
Lapsed at dissolution 11 Apr 2019

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