Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 [Provisions]

9 May 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-575-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 383KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Chapter 1 (PDF 24KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Compatibility with human rights
Scrutiny of Bills Committee
Financial Impact Statement

Chapter 2 - Background (PDF 39KB)

Overview of the bill
The need for the bill
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Liability of franchisors and holding companies (PDF 92KB)

Current framework
Proposed amendments
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman (PDF 79KB)

Current framework
Proposed amendments
Committee view
Franchise diversity

Chapter 5 - Others measures contained in the bill (PDF 76KB)

Higher scale of penalties for 'serious contraventions'
Committee view
Increased penalties for record-keeping failures
Committee view
Preventing cash-back practices
Committee view
Concluding comments

Labor Senators' Additional Comments (PDF 34KB)
Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 18KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 12KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521