Fair Work Bill 2008 [Provisions]

Fair Work Bill 2008 [Provisions]

27 February 2009

© Commonwealth of Australia 2009
ISBN 978-1-74229-075-1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 2484KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the Committee (PDF 320KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 365KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Purpose of the bill and its context
Economic context
Key issues raised with the committee
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - National Employment Standards (PDF 365KB)

Current arrangements
Proposed changes
National Employment Standards
Issues raised with the committee

Chapter 3 - Modern awards (PDF 345KB)

Modern awards
Proposed changes
Award modernisation process underway
Coverage of modern awards
Other Issues

Chapter 4 - Bargaining Framework (PDF 402KB)

Current arrangements
The benefits of collective bargaining
Agreement types
Good faith bargaining
Content of agreements
Facilitated bargaining for the low-paid

Chapter 5 - Fair treatment in the workplace (PDF 328KB)

Unfair Dismissal
Proposed changes
The process
Small Business Fair Dismissal Code

Chapter 6 - Industrial action (PDF 290KB)

Proposed changes

Chapter 7 - Right of entry (PDF 324KB)

Proposed changes
Conditions of entry
Union entry to hold discussions
Issues raised with the committee

Chapter 8 - Fair Work Australia (PDF 359KB)

Structure of FWA
Functions, powers and organisation of FWA
Issues raised with the committee
Fair Work Ombudsman

Chapter 9 - Transfer of business (PDF 290KB)
Chapter 10 - Outworkers (PDF 301KB)

Deeming provisions
Non-TCF outworkers
Award issues
Right of entry - 24 hour notice and the special circumstances of the TFC industry
Multi-purpose premises

Chapter 11 - Toward a national system and transitional issues (PDF 337KB)

National system and coverage issues
Transitional issues

Coalition Senators' Minority Report (PDF 480KB)

Introduction & Summary of Coalition Senators' Position
Structure of the Bill
A Mandate?
Transfer of Business
Right of Entry / Access to Records
Bargaining Architecture
Unfair Dismissal
Superannuation as an allowable matter

Minority Report - The Australian Greens (PDF 532KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 294KB)
Appendix 2 - Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 316KB)
Appendix 3* (PDF 416KB)
*PDF Format Only

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eewr.sen@aph.gov.au