Inquiry into the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Award Simplification) Bill 2002, Workplace Relations Amendment (Better Bargaining) Bill 2003, Workplace Relations Amendment (Choice in Award Coverage) Bill 2004 and Workplace Relations Amendment (Simplifying Agreement-making) Bill 2004.

Inquiry into the provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Award Simplification) Bill 2002, Workplace Relations Amendment (Better Bargaining) Bill 2003, Workplace Relations Amendment (Choice in Award Coverage) Bill 2004 and Workplace Relations Amendment (Simplifying Agreement-making) Bill 2004.

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Submissions

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Hansard (PDF 402KB)

The committee has been asked by the Senate to examine these bills in the light of current provisions in the Workplace Relations Act.

These bills propose to amend the Workplace Relations Act 1996 in relation to, among other things: changes to the award safety net provisions and allowable award matters; bargaining and dispute resolution provisions; limiting trade union involvement in wages claims in the small business sector; and changes to agreement-making at the workplace level.

These bills were referred to the committee on 2 March 2004. 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 7 April 2004.

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 provisions of the Workplace Relations Amendment
(Award Simplification) Bill 2002
:

Information about the Workplace Relations Amendment (Better Bargaining) Bill 2003:

Information about the Workplace Relations Amendment (Choice in Award Coverage) Bill 2004:

Information about the Workplace Relations Amendment (Simplifying Agreement-making)
Bill 2004:

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

Report - Tabled 17 June 2004

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