Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

October 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76093-002-8

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Chapter 1—Introduction

Chapter 2—Overview

  Role and purpose of worker entitlement funds
  Structure of the bill
  Consideration of the 2017 bill by the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee
  Consideration of the 2017 bill by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills

Chapter 3—Key issues

  Views on the bill
  Authorised uses of income – prohibition on gifts or donations to charities
  Single-employer funds
  Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report

  Overview from Labor Senators
  Accountability and transparency
  History and importance of worker entitlement funds
  ROC’s regulatory power over funds is fundamentally unsound
  Impact on welfare and training services supported by funds
  Potential to increase taxpayer liability under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee & single employer funds
  Other schedules
  Labor Senators concluding view

Australian Greens Senators' Dissenting Report

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