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Advisory Report on the Fair Work Amendment (Tackling Job Insecurity) Bill 2012

5 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74366-054-6 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-055-3 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 855KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 268KB)

Membership of the Committee
Committee Secretariat
Terms of reference
List of abbreviations
List of recommendations

Chapter 1 Fair Work Amendment (Tackling Job Insecurity) Bill 2012 (PDF 250KB)

Referral and conduct of inquiry
Scope of inquiry
Casual loadings
Casual conversions
Protection from unfair dismissal under the Fair Work Act 2009
Context of the inquiry
Outline of the Fair Work Amendment (Tackling Job Insecurity) Bill 2012
Part 2-7B, Division 2 – Requests for secure employment arrangements
Part 2-7B, Division 3 – Secure employment orders
Stakeholders’ response
Broad issue of insecure work
Technical concerns with the Bill
Uncertainty of terminology in the Bill
Powers granted by the Bill
Interaction between enterprise agreements and secure employment arrangements
Phasing out of casual loadings after a conversion of employment
Refusing a request for secure employment arrangements
Enforcement of the secure work requests and orders
Policy concerns
Inconsistent with principles of the Fair Work Act 2009
Does not acknowledge legitimacy of casual and contract arrangements
Reduces flexible working options for casual and contract employees
Discourages employers from engaging casual employees
Concluding comments

The Australian Greens’ dissenting report (PDF 91KB)

Rationale for change

Appendix A – Text of the Bill (PDF 79KB)
Appendix B - Submissions (PDF 33KB)
Appendix C – List of public hearings (PDF 49KB)

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