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Advisory Report Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013

5 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74366-071-3 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-072-0 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1553KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 245KB)

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

Chapter 1 Overview of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 (PDF 160KB)

Structure of the Bill
Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Context of the bill
Consultations and the recommendations of the Review Panel
Regulatory Impact Statement and Financial Impact Statement
Structure of report

Chapter 2 Schedule 1 – Family-friendly measures (PDF 220KB)

Special maternity leave (Part 1)
Stakeholder feedback
Parental leave (Part 2)
Stakeholder feedback
Right to request flexible working arrangements (Part 3)
Stakeholder feedback
Consultation on changes to rosters or working hours (Part 4)
Stakeholder feedback
Safe job transfer during pregnancy (Part 5)
Stakeholder feedback
Committee comment

Chapter 3 Schedule 3 – Anti-bullying measure (PDF 215KB)

Stakeholder feedback
Jurisdictional character of anti-bullying laws
Projected costs to business
Requirement that internal processes be exhausted
Clarifying terms of the Bill
Funding and resourcing the Fair Work Commission
Perceived lack of consultation
Committee comment

Chapter 4 Schedules 2 & 4 – Modern awards objective and right of entry (PDF 259KB)

Schedule 2 – Modern awards objective
Stakeholder feedback
Schedule 4 – Right of entry
Stakeholder feedback
Committee comments

Dissenting Report—Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, Mrs Karen Andrews MP, Mr Alan Tudge MP, Ms Nola Marino MP (PDF 89KB)
Appendix A – Text of the Bill (PDF 550KB)
Appendix B – Submissions (PDF 55KB)
Appendix C – Witnesses and hearings (PDF 76KB)

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