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Fair Work Amendment (Improving Paid Parental Leave for Parents of Stillborn Babies) Bill 2021

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
KENEALLY, Sen Kristina
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the Fair Work Act 2009 to ensure that parents of stillborn babies can access the same employer-paid paid parental leave that they would be entitled to regardless of whether the pregnancy ended in a stillbirth or a live birth.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Aug 2021
Second reading moved 05 Aug 2021
Second reading debate 30 Aug 2021

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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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