Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 [Provisions]

November 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-437-8

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Context of the bill
  The government's workplace relations commitments
  The Australian Jobs and Skills Summit
  Origins of collective bargaining in Australia and the current reform agenda
  Overview of the bill
  Financial implications
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees
  Conduct of the committee's inquiry
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Key issues

  General views on the bill
  Comments on specific aspects of the bill
  Government amendments to the bill
  Committee view

Coalition Senators' dissenting report

  Committee Referral
  Multi-Employer Bargaining
  Small Business Sector
  Better Off Overall Test (BOOT)
  Greenfield Agreements and Sovereign Risk
  Abolition of the ABCC
  Intractable Bargaining Declaration
  Regional Universities

Coalition Senators' additional comments : Tabled 29 November 2022

Australian Greens Senators' additional comments

Senator David Pocock's additional comments

  General comments: Process and timing
  Part 1: Abolition of the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC)
  Part 2: Additional Registered Organisations enforcement options
  Part 3: Abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC)
  Parts 5–9: Objects of the Act, equal remuneration, expert panels, pay secrecy, sexual harassment, anti-discrimination and special measures
  Part 10: Fixed term contracts
  Part 11: Flexible work
  Parts 12 to 14: Termination of enterprise agreements after expiry, sunsetting 'zombie' agreements, enterprise agreement approval
  Part 15: Initiating bargaining
  Part 16: Better Off Overall Test (BOOT), Part 17: Errors in agreements, Part 18: Bargaining disputes; Part 19: Industrial action, Part 20: Supported bargaining
  Part 21: Single interest employer authorisations
  Part 22: Varying agreements to remove workplaces, Part 23: Cooperative workplaces, Part 24: Enhancing small claims, Part 25: Prohibiting illegal pay rate advertisements

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Appendix 3—Hearings into industrial relations-related bills

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521