Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-001-1

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Members

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  References
  Reports of other committees
  Acknowledgments

Chapter 2—Background and provisions of the bill

  Purpose of the bill
  Recent reviews
  Schedule 1—Disqualification of individuals from holding office
  Schedule 2—Cancellation of registration of organisations
  Schedule 3—Administration of dysfunctional organisations
  Schedule 4—Introduction of a public interest test for the amalgamation of registered organisations

Chapter 3—Key issues

  Is there a need for the bill?
  International conventions
  Registered organisations verses corporations
  Standing provisions
  Designated findings and designated laws
  Schedule 1 – Automatic disqualification
  Schedule 1 – Court ordered disqualification
  Schedule 2 – Cancellation of registration
  Schedule 3 – A remedial scheme
  Schedule 4 – amalgamation of organisations and the public interest test
  Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report

  Provisions of the Bill
  Economic Impact
  Minor grounds, major consequences
  Health and Safety
  Corporate Equivalence
  Public Interest Test
  Employers using litigation as a weapon
  Union office holders are often volunteers
  Retrospectivity
  International Conventions & Obligations
  Conclusion

Australian Greens Senators' Dissenting Report

Centre Alliance Senators' Additional Comments

  The Work of the Committee
  Collective Good and Bad
  Application Threshold Issues
  Independent Action
  Consideration by the Courts
  Amalgamation
  Conclusion

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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