Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Amendment (Compliance with Court and Tribunal Orders) Bill 2003 and the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2003 See also below - Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Remedies for Unprotected Action) Bill 2002

Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Amendment (Compliance with Court and Tribunal Orders) Bill 2003 and the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2003
See also below - Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Remedies for Unprotected Action) Bill 2002

Submission Cover Sheet (Word 30KB)

Submissions

Public hearing

The committee has been asked by the Senate to examine these bills in the light of current provisions in the Workplace Relations Act, and similar provisions in such legislation as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act, and, in the case of the Compliance Bill, the punitive provisions which are proposed.

These bills were referred to the committee on 20 August 2003. A tabling date is yet to be determined. The committee invites individuals and organisations wishing to express views on these bills to lodge written submissions, including full postal and contact details by 12 September 2003 extended to 10 October 2003.

We cannot process your submission unless full contact details are supplied. Submissions should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word version 6.0 - 95 or above) and e-mailed to eet.sen@aph.gov.au. For further details about making a written submission to an inquiry see:
"How to contribute to the work of this Committee".

Information about the Workplace Relations Amendment (Compliance with Court and
Tribunal Orders) Bill 2003
:

The Bill (PDF 39KB)
Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 31KB)
Bills Digest (PDF 306KB)
Second reading speech (Word 27KB)

Information about the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2003:

Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Remedies for Unprotected Action) Bill 2002

This bill, introduced in June 2002, with debate adjourned since then, was referred to the Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee on 17 September 2003.

The committee has been asked by the Senate to examine this proposed legislation, and it has been agreed by the committee to deal with it concurrently with the Workplace Relations Amendment (Compliance with Court and Tribunal Orders) Bill 2003 and the Workplace Relations Amendment (Codifying Contempt Offences) Bill 2003. The reference of these bills was advertised earlier.

Supplementary submissions dealing with this bill are due by 10 October 2003. It has been agreed that should a public hearing be required to deal with the three bills referred, this will take place on 17 October. It is expected that the committee will report on 30 October 2003.

For further information phone (02) 6277 3520 or e-mail: eet.sen@aph.gov.au.

The Bill (PDF 20KB)
Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 15KB)
Bills Digest (PDF 77KB)
Second Reading Speech (Word 22KB)

Report - Tabled 30 October 2003

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