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Workplace Relations Act 1996

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Act No. 86 of 1988 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 153 of 2005 and SLI 2006 No. 52
An Act relating to workplace relations, and for other purposes
Administered by: Attorney-General's; DEWR
Registered 27 Mar 2006
Start Date 27 Mar 2006
End Date 30 Mar 2006
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Workplace Relations Act 1996

Act No. 86 of 1988 as amended

This compilation was prepared on 27 March 2006
taking into account amendments up to Act No. 153 of 2005 and SLI 2006 No. 52

Volume 2 includes:       Table of Contents
                                   
Schedules 1 – 10

The text of any of those amendments not in force
on that date is appended in the Notes section

The operation of amendments that have been incorporated may be
affected by application provisions that are set out in the Notes section

  

  

 


Contents

Schedule 1—Registration and Accountability of Organisations                  1

Chapter 1—Objects of Schedule and general provisions                                 1

1............ Simplified outline of Chapter............................................................. 1

5............ Parliament’s intention in enacting this Schedule................................. 1

5A......... Schedule binds Crown........................................................................ 2

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 2

6A......... References to provisions in this Schedule........................................ 11

7............ Meaning of industrial action............................................................. 11

9............ Meaning of office.............................................................................. 12

10.......... Forging and uttering.......................................................................... 13

11.......... Actions and opinions of AEC.......................................................... 14

12.......... Membership of organisations........................................................... 14

13.......... Functions of the Industrial Registry................................................. 15

14.......... President may establish Organisations Panel................................... 15

15.......... Disapplication of Part 2.5 of Criminal Code................................... 16

16.......... Operation of offence provisions....................................................... 16

Chapter 2—Registration and cancellation of registration                             17

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                17

17.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 17

Part 2—Registration                                                                                                   18

Division 1—Types of associations that may apply for registration     18

18.......... Employer and employee associations may apply............................ 18

18A....... Federally registrable employer associations..................................... 18

18B....... Federally registrable employee associations..................................... 19

18C....... Federally registrable enterprise associations.................................... 21

18D....... Constitutional validity...................................................................... 23

Division 2—Registration criteria                                                                         25

19.......... Criteria for registration of associations other than enterprise associations             25

20.......... Criteria for registration of enterprise associations............................ 27

Division 3—Prohibited conduct in relation to formation or registration of employee associations        29

21.......... Prohibited conduct—employers....................................................... 29

22.......... Prohibited conduct—organisations................................................... 30

23.......... Powers of Federal Court in relation to prohibited conduct.............. 31

24.......... Certain actions considered to be done by organisation or employer 31

Division 4—Registration process                                                                        33

25.......... Applicant for registration may change its name or alter its rules..... 33

26.......... Registration....................................................................................... 33

27.......... Incorporation.................................................................................... 34

Part 3—Cancellation of registration                                                                   35

28.......... Application for cancellation of registration...................................... 35

29.......... Orders where cancellation of registration deferred........................... 37

30.......... Cancellation of registration on technical grounds etc........................ 39

31.......... Cancellation to be recorded............................................................... 41

32.......... Consequences of cancellation of registration.................................... 41

Part 4—Commission’s powers under this Chapter                                    42

33.......... Powers exercisable by Presidential Member.................................... 42

Chapter 3—Amalgamation and withdrawal from amalgamation                43

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                                43

34.......... Simplified outline.............................................................................. 43

Part 2—Amalgamation of organisations                                                            44

Division 1—General                                                                                                    44

35.......... Definitions........................................................................................ 44

36.......... Procedure to be followed for proposed amalgamation etc................ 47

37.......... Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Part........................... 48

Division 2—Preliminary matters                                                                          49

38.......... Federations....................................................................................... 49

39.......... Use of resources to support proposed amalgamation...................... 50

Division 3—Commencement of amalgamation procedure                      51

40.......... Scheme for amalgamation.................................................................. 51

41.......... Alternative scheme for amalgamation............................................... 51

42.......... Approval by committee of management.......................................... 52

43.......... Community of interest declaration................................................... 52

44.......... Application for approval for submission of amalgamation to ballot 55

45.......... Holding office after amalgamation.................................................... 55

46.......... Application for exemption from ballot............................................. 57

47.......... Application for ballot not conducted under section 65.................... 57

48.......... Lodging “yes” case........................................................................... 57

Division 4—Role of AEC                                                                                          58

49.......... Ballots to be conducted by AEC...................................................... 58

50.......... Notification of AEC......................................................................... 58

51.......... Providing information etc. to electoral officials................................ 58

52.......... Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................... 59

Division 5—Procedure for approval of amalgamation                               61

53.......... Fixing hearing in relation to amalgamation etc.................................. 61

54.......... Submissions at amalgamation hearings............................................. 61

55.......... Approval for submission to ballot of amalgamation not involving extension of eligibility rules etc.      62

56.......... Objections in relation to amalgamation involving extension of eligibility rules etc. 64

57.......... Approval for submission to ballot of amalgamation involving extension of eligibility rules etc.            64

58.......... Fixing commencing and closing days of ballot.................................. 67

59.......... Roll of voters for ballot.................................................................... 68

60.......... “Yes” case and “no” case for amalgamation..................................... 68

61.......... Alteration and amendment of scheme............................................... 70

62.......... Outline of scheme for amalgamation................................................. 72

63.......... Exemption from ballot...................................................................... 72

64.......... Approval for ballot not conducted under section 65........................ 73

65.......... Secret postal ballot of members........................................................ 74

66.......... Determination of approval of amalgamation by members................ 75

67.......... Further ballot if amalgamation not approved................................... 75

68.......... Post-ballot report by AEC............................................................... 76

69.......... Inquiries into irregularities................................................................ 77

70.......... Approval of amalgamation............................................................... 77

71.......... Expenses of ballot............................................................................. 78

72.......... Offences in relation to ballot............................................................ 78

Division 6—Amalgamation taking effect                                                          81

73.......... Action to be taken after ballot.......................................................... 81

74.......... Assets and liabilities of de-registered organisation become assets and liabilities of amalgamated organisation       82

75.......... Resignation from membership.......................................................... 82

76.......... Effect of amalgamation on awards, orders and collective agreements 83

77.......... Effect of amalgamation on agreement under section 151.................. 83

78.......... Instruments....................................................................................... 83

79.......... Pending proceedings......................................................................... 84

80.......... Division applies despite laws and agreements prohibiting transfer etc.  84

81.......... Amalgamated organisation to take steps necessary to carry out amalgamation      85

82.......... Certificates in relation to land and interests in land.......................... 85

83.......... Certificates in relation to charges...................................................... 86

84.......... Certificates in relation to shares etc.................................................. 86

85.......... Certificates in relation to other assets.............................................. 86

86.......... Other matters.................................................................................... 87

87.......... Federal Court may resolve difficulties.............................................. 87

Division 7—Validation                                                                                                88

88.......... Validation of certain acts done in good faith..................................... 88

89.......... Validation of certain acts after 4 years............................................. 89

90.......... Orders affecting application of section 88 or 89.............................. 89

91.......... Federal Court may make orders in relation to consequences of invalidity              90

Part 3—Withdrawal from amalgamations                                                         92

Division 1—General                                                                                                    92

92.......... Object of Part................................................................................... 92

93.......... Definitions etc.................................................................................. 92

Division 2—Ballots for withdrawal from amalgamated organisations 96

94.......... Applications to the Commission for ballots.................................... 96

95.......... Outline of proposed withdrawal...................................................... 97

96.......... Filing the “yes” case......................................................................... 98

97.......... Filing the “no” case........................................................................... 99

98.......... Provisions relating to outlines and statements of “yes” and “no” cases 99

99.......... Notifying of applications for ballots................................................ 99

100........ Orders for ballots.............................................................................. 99

101........ Financial members only eligible to vote.......................................... 100

102........ Conduct of ballots.......................................................................... 100

103........ Providing information etc. to electoral officials.............................. 101

104........ Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................. 102

105........ Offences in relation to ballots......................................................... 103

106........ Certificate showing particulars of the ballot................................... 105

107........ Post-ballot report by AEC............................................................. 105

108........ Inquiries into irregularities.............................................................. 106

108A..... Powers of the Commission to be exercised by President or Full Bench  107

Division 3—Giving effect to ballots                                                                  108

109........ Determining the day of withdrawal................................................ 108

110........ Registration of constituent part...................................................... 109

111........ Choice of organisation following withdrawal of separately identifiable constituent part       109

112........ Members of amalgamated organisation may join newly registered organisation     111

113........ Orders of the Commission, awards etc. made before withdrawal.. 112

113A..... Collective agreements made after withdrawal................................. 112

114........ Effect of withdrawal on agreement under section 151.................... 113

115........ Instruments..................................................................................... 113

116........ Pending proceedings....................................................................... 113

117........ Division applies despite laws and agreements prohibiting transfer etc.  114

118........ Amalgamated organisation, constituent part and newly registered organisation to take necessary steps               115

119........ Certificates in relation to land and interests in land........................ 115

120........ Certificates in relation to charges.................................................... 116

121........ Certificates in relation to shares etc................................................ 116

122........ Certificates in relation to other assets............................................ 116

123........ Holding office after withdrawal...................................................... 117

124........ Other matters.................................................................................. 118

125........ Federal Court may resolve difficulties............................................ 118

Division 4—Validation                                                                                              119

126........ Validation of certain acts done in good faith................................... 119

127........ Validation of certain acts after 4 years........................................... 120

128........ Orders affecting application of section 126 or 127........................ 120

129........ Federal Court may make orders in relation to consequences of invalidity              121

Division 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                    123

130........ Certain actions etc. not to constitute breach of rules of amalgamated organisation 123

131........ Amalgamated organisation not to penalise members etc................ 123

Chapter 4—Representation orders                                                                          126

Part 1—Simplified outline                                                                                       126

132........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 126

Part 2—Representation orders                                                                           127

133........ Orders about representation rights of organisations of employees 127

134........ Preconditions for making of orders................................................. 127

135........ Factors to be taken into account by Commission.......................... 128

136........ Order may be subject to limits....................................................... 128

137........ Organisation must comply with order............................................ 128

138........ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Chapter................... 129

138A..... Representation rights of former State-registered associations........ 129

Chapter 5—Rules of organisations                                                                           130

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              130

139........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 130

Part 2—Rules of organisations                                                                            131

Division 1—General                                                                                                  131

140........ Organisations to have rules............................................................. 131

141........ Rules of organisations..................................................................... 131

142........ General requirements for rules........................................................ 133

Division 2—Rules relating to elections for office                                      134

143........ Rules to provide for elections for offices....................................... 134

144........ Rules to provide for elections for office by secret postal ballot.... 135

145........ Rules to provide for terms of office............................................... 137

146........ Rules may provide for filling of casual vacancies........................... 137

147........ Model rules for conduct of elections.............................................. 138

Division 3—Rules relating to conduct of officers and employees    139

148........ Model rules about conduct of officers and employees................... 139

Division 4—Other rules                                                                                          140

Subdivision A—Loans, grants and donations                                                     140

149........ Rules to provide conditions for loans, grants and donations by organisations        140

Subdivision B—Agreements between organisations and State unions         141

150........ Definitions...................................................................................... 141

151........ Membership agreements................................................................. 142

152........ Assets and liabilities agreements.................................................... 144

153........ Party to section 152 agreement may apply to Federal Court for orders 145

154........ Termination of section 152 agreement............................................ 145

Subdivision C—Miscellaneous                                                                             146

155........ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Division.................. 146

Division 5—Alteration of rules and evidence of rules                            147

156........ Industrial Registrar may determine alterations of rules.................. 147

157........ Commission may determine alteration of rules where there has been a breach of an undertaking           147

158........ Change of name or alteration of eligibility rules of organisation..... 148

159........ Alteration of other rules of organisation......................................... 149

160........ Certain alterations of rules to be recorded...................................... 150

161........ Evidence of rules............................................................................. 150

162........ Powers of Commission................................................................... 150

Part 3—Validity and performance of rules etc                                             151

163........ Rules contravening section 142...................................................... 151

164........ Directions for performance of rules................................................ 153

164A..... Directions to rectify breach of rule of organisation........................ 154

164B..... Orders under sections 164 and 164A............................................. 154

Chapter 6—Membership of organisations                                                           156

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              156

165........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 156

Part 2—Entitlement to membership                                                                 157

166........ Entitlement to become and to remain a member............................. 157

167........ Federal Court may declare on person’s entitlement to membership 158

168........ Application for membership of organisation by person treated as having been a member     160

169........ Request by member for statement of membership......................... 161

170........ Rectification of register of members............................................... 161

Part 3—Termination of membership                                                                162

171........ Federal Court may order that persons cease to be members of organisations         162

172........ Non-financial members to be removed from the register................ 162

173........ No entrance fee if person re-joins within 6 months....................... 163

174........ Resignation from membership........................................................ 163

Part 4—False information, disputes and arrears of dues                       165

175........ False representation as to membership of organisation.................. 165

176........ False representation about resignation from organisation.............. 165

177........ Disputes between organisations and members............................... 165

178........ Recovery of arrears......................................................................... 165

179........ Liability for arrears......................................................................... 166

Part 5—Conscientious objection to membership                                      167

180........ Conscientious objection to membership of organisations.............. 167

Chapter 7—Democratic control                                                                                  169

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              169

181........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 169

Part 2—Conduct of elections for office and other positions                170

182........ Conduct by AEC............................................................................ 170

183........ Application for organisation or branch to conduct its elections for office              170

184........ Objections to application to conduct elections for office............... 171

185........ Threats etc. in relation to section 184 objections........................... 171

186........ Registrar may permit organisation or branch to conduct its elections for office     172

187........ Organisation may ask AEC to conduct elections for positions other than offices  173

188........ Declaration envelopes etc. to be used for postal ballots................ 173

189........ Registrar to arrange for conduct of elections.................................. 173

190........ Organisation or branch must not assist one candidate over another 174

191........ Organisation to provide returning officer with copy of register..... 174

192........ Declaration by secretary etc. of organisation................................. 175

193........ Provisions applicable to elections conducted by AEC................... 175

194........ Hindering or obstructing electoral official or other person............. 177

195........ Improper interference with election process.................................. 177

196........ Death of candidate.......................................................................... 179

197........ Post-election report by AEC.......................................................... 179

198........ Organisation to respond to adverse report on rules....................... 181

199........ Ballot papers etc. to be preserved.................................................. 183

Part 3—Inquiries into elections for office                                                      185

200........ Application for inquiry.................................................................. 185

201........ Instituting of inquiry...................................................................... 185

202........ Federal Court may authorise Industrial Registrar to take certain action  186

203........ Designated Registry officials must have identity cards.................. 187

204........ Interim orders................................................................................. 188

205........ Procedure at hearing........................................................................ 189

206........ Action by Federal Court................................................................. 190

207........ Industrial Registrar to make arrangements for conduct of elections etc.  191

208........ Enforcement of orders.................................................................... 191

209........ Validity of certain acts etc. where election declared void............... 191

Part 4—Disqualification from office                                                                   193

Division 1—Simplified outline of Part                                                              193

210........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 193

Division 2—Persons who have been convicted of a prescribed offence               194

211........ Simplified outline of Division......................................................... 194

212........ Meaning of prescribed offence........................................................ 194

213........ Meaning of convicted of a prescribed offence................................. 194

213A..... Meaning of exclusion period and reduced exclusion period........... 195

214........ Certificate of registrar etc. is evidence of facts............................... 195

215........ Certain persons disqualified from holding office in organisations.. 196

216........ Application for leave to hold office in organisations by prospective candidate for office      197

217........ Application for leave to hold office in organisations by office holder 199

218........ Federal Court to have regard to certain matters.............................. 199

219........ Action by Federal Court................................................................. 200

220........ Part not to affect spent convictions scheme................................... 200

Chapter 8—Records and accounts                                                                            201

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              201

229........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 201

Part 2—Records to be kept and lodged by organisations                     202

230........ Records to be kept and lodged by organisations............................ 202

231........ Certain records to be held for 7 years............................................. 202

232........ Offence to interfere with register or copy...................................... 203

233........ Obligation to lodge information in Industrial Registry................... 203

234........ Storage of records........................................................................... 204

235........ Registrar may authorise access to certain records.......................... 204

236........ Registrar may direct organisation to deliver copy of records......... 205

237........ Organisations to notify particulars of loans, grants and donations 206

Part 3—Accounts and audit                                                                                   208

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                          208

238........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 208

239........ Part only applies to financial years starting after registration........ 208

240........ Financial years—change in financial year....................................... 209

241........ Exemptions from certain Australian Accounting Standards........... 209

Division 2—Reporting units                                                                                 210

242........ What is a reporting unit?................................................................ 210

243........ Designated officers......................................................................... 210

244........ Members, staff and journals etc. of reporting units....................... 211

245........ Determination of reporting units.................................................... 212

246........ Determination of reporting units—application by organisation.... 212

247........ Determination of reporting units—Industrial Registrar initiative.. 213

248........ Determination of reporting units—years certificate applies to...... 213

249........ Determination of reporting units—revocation of certificates......... 214

250........ Determination of reporting units—rule alterations........................ 215

251........ Determination of reporting units—later certificate revokes earlier certificate         215

Division 3—Accounting obligations                                                                  216

Subdivision A—General obligations                                                                    216

252........ Reporting unit to keep proper financial records............................. 216

253........ Reporting unit to prepare general purpose financial report........... 217

254........ Reporting unit to prepare operating report.................................... 218

Subdivision B—Reporting guidelines                                                                 218

255........ Reporting guidelines....................................................................... 218

Division 4—Auditors                                                                                                220

256........ Auditors of reporting units............................................................. 220

257........ Powers and duties of auditors........................................................ 221

258........ Obstruction etc. of auditors............................................................ 223

259........ Reporting unit to forward notices etc. to auditor........................... 224

260........ Auditor entitled to attend meetings at which report presented...... 224

261........ Auditors and other persons to enjoy qualified privilege in certain circumstances   226

262........ Fees and expenses of auditors........................................................ 226

263........ Removal of auditor......................................................................... 226

264........ Resignation of auditor..................................................................... 227

Division 5—Reporting requirements                                                               228

265........ Copies of full report or concise report to be provided to members 228

266........ Full report to be presented to meetings.......................................... 229

267........ Comments by committee members not to be false or misleading... 230

268........ Reports etc. to be lodged in Industrial Registry............................. 230

Division 6—Reduced reporting requirements for particular reporting units     232

269........ Reporting units with substantial common membership with State registered bodies             232

270........ Organisations with income of less than certain amount................. 233

271........ Exemption from this Part of certain reporting units....................... 234

Division 7—Members’ access to financial records                                  236

272........ Information to be provided to members or Registrar..................... 236

273........ Order for inspection of financial records........................................ 237

274........ Frivolous or vexatious applications................................................ 237

275........ Ancillary orders.............................................................................. 238

276........ Disclosure of information acquired in inspection........................... 238

277........ Reporting unit or committee of management may allow member to inspect books                238

278........ Commission to be advised of breaches of Part or rules etc. found during inspection              239

279........ Constitution of Commission.......................................................... 239

Part 4—Access to organisations’ books                                                        240

280........ Right of access to organisation’s books.......................................... 240

Chapter 9—Conduct of officers and employees                                                242

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              242

281........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 242

Part 2—General duties in relation to the financial management of organisations            243

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                          243

282........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 243

283........ Part only applies in relation to financial management.................... 243

284........ Meaning of involved....................................................................... 243

Division 2—General duties in relation to the financial management of organisations   244

285........ Care and diligence—civil obligation only........................................ 244

286........ Good faith—civil obligations.......................................................... 244

287........ Use of position—civil obligations.................................................. 245

288........ Use of information—civil obligations............................................. 245

289........ Effect of ratification by members................................................... 245

290........ Compliance with statutory duties.................................................. 246

291........ Interaction of sections 285 to 289 with other laws etc.................. 246

292........ Reliance on information or advice provided by others................... 247

293........ Responsibility for actions of other person..................................... 247

Part 3—General duties in relation to orders and directions                249

Division 1—Preliminary                                                                                          249

294........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 249

295........ Meaning of involved....................................................................... 249

296........ Application to officers and employees of branches....................... 249

Division 2—General duties in relation to orders and directions       250

297........ Order or direction applying to organisation—civil obligation........ 250

298........ Prohibition order or direction applying to organisation—civil obligation               250

299........ Order or direction applying to officer—civil obligation................. 251

300........ Prohibition order or direction applying to officer—civil obligation 251

301........ Order or direction applying to employee—civil obligation............ 252

302........ Prohibition order or direction applying to employee—civil obligation 252

303........ Order or direction applying to member of organisation—civil obligation               253

303A..... Application of this Division........................................................... 253

Chapter 10—Civil penalties                                                                                          254

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              254

304........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 254

Part 2—Civil consequences of contravening civil penalty provisions 255

305........ Civil penalty provisions................................................................. 255

306........ Pecuniary penalty orders that the Federal Court may make.......... 256

307........ Compensation orders...................................................................... 257

308........ Other orders.................................................................................... 258

309........ Effect of section 307....................................................................... 258

310........ Who may apply for an order.......................................................... 258

311........ Civil proceedings after criminal proceedings.................................. 259

312........ Criminal proceedings during civil proceedings................................ 259

313........ Criminal proceedings after civil proceedings.................................. 259

314........ Evidence given in proceedings for penalty not admissible in criminal proceedings 259

315........ Relief from liability for contravention of civil penalty provision.. 260

316........ Power to grant relief....................................................................... 261

Chapter 11—Miscellaneous                                                                                         262

Part 1—Simplified outline of Chapter                                                              262

317........ Simplified outline............................................................................ 262

Part 2—Validating provisions for organisations                                         263

318........ Definition........................................................................................ 263

319........ Validation of certain acts done in good faith................................... 264

320........ Validation of certain acts after 4 years........................................... 266

321........ Order affecting application of section 319 or 320.......................... 267

322........ Federal Court may make orders in relation to consequences of invalidity              268

323........ Federal Court may order reconstitution of branch etc.................... 269

Part 3—Financial assistance and costs                                                            271

Division 1—Financial assistance                                                                        271

324........ Authorisation of financial assistance.............................................. 271

325........ Federal Court may certify that application was reasonable........... 273

326........ Applications under sections 163, 164, 164A and 167................... 273

327........ Fees for 2 counsel not normally to be paid.................................... 274

328........ Powers of Federal Court not affected............................................. 274

Division 2—Costs                                                                                                       275

329........ Costs only where proceeding instituted vexatiously etc................ 275

Part 4—Inquiries and investigations                                                                276

330........ Registrar or staff may make inquiries............................................. 276

331........ Registrar may conduct investigations............................................. 276

332........ Investigations arising from auditor’s report................................... 277

333........ Investigations arising from request from members......................... 277

334........ Investigations arising from referral under section 278.................... 278

335........ Conduct of investigations............................................................... 278

336........ Action following an investigation................................................... 279

337........ Offences in relation to investigation by Registrar.......................... 280

Part 4A—Protection for whistleblowers                                                         282

337A..... Disclosures qualifying for protection under this Part.................... 282

337B..... Disclosure that qualifies for protection not actionable etc............. 283

337C..... Victimisation prohibited................................................................. 283

337D..... Right to compensation.................................................................... 285

Part 4B—Functions and powers of the Commission                               286

337E...... Additional functions and powers................................................... 286

337F...... Powers of inspection...................................................................... 286

337G..... Parties to proceedings..................................................................... 286

337H..... Kinds of orders............................................................................... 286

337J...... Relief not limited to claim............................................................... 287

337K..... Publishing orders............................................................................ 287

Part 5—Jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Australia                           289

338........ Jurisdiction of Federal Court.......................................................... 289

339........ Exclusive jurisdiction...................................................................... 289

340........ Exercise of Court’s original jurisdiction.......................................... 290

341........ Reference of proceedings to Full Court.......................................... 291

342........ Appeal to the Court from certain judgments.................................. 291

Part 6—Other                                                                                                               292

343........ Delegation by Minister................................................................... 292

344........ Conduct by officers, directors, employees or agents..................... 292

345........ Right to participate in ballots......................................................... 293

346........ Requests by members for information concerning elections and certain ballots      293

347........ Providing copy of rules or list of offices etc. on request by member 293

348........ Certificate as to membership of organisation................................. 294

349........ List of officers to be evidence......................................................... 295

350........ Unauthorised collection of money.................................................. 295

351........ No imprisonment in default............................................................ 295

352........ Jurisdiction of courts limited as to area.......................................... 295

353........ Public sector employer to act through employing authority.......... 296

354........ Proceedings by and against unincorporated clubs.......................... 296

355........ Inspection of documents etc........................................................... 297

356........ Trade secrets etc. tendered as evidence.......................................... 297

357........ Application of penalty................................................................... 298

358........ Enforcement of penalties etc.......................................................... 298

359........ Regulations..................................................................................... 298

Part 7—Complementary registration systems                                            301

Division 1—Application of this Part                                                                  301

360........ Complementary registration systems............................................. 301

Division 2—Preliminary                                                                                          302

361........ Definitions...................................................................................... 302

Division 3—Branch rules                                                                                       303

362........ Branch funds................................................................................... 303

363........ Obligations of Commission in relation to application under section 158                304

364........ Branch autonomy........................................................................... 304

365........ Organisation may participate in State systems.............................. 304

Division 4—Amalgamation of organisation and associated body      306

366........ Organisation and associated body may amalgamate....................... 306

367........ Procedure for amalgamation............................................................ 306

Division 5—Exercise of Commission’s powers                                         309

368........ Exercise of Commission’s powers under this Part......................... 309

Schedule 2—Extra provisions relating to definitions                                      310

1............ ........................................................................................................ 310

2............ References to employee with its ordinary meaning........................ 312

3............ References to employer with its ordinary meaning........................ 313

4............ References to employment with its ordinary meaning................... 314

5............ Regulations may amend clauses 2, 3 and 4..................................... 315

Schedule 3—Oath or affirmation of office                                                            316

Schedule 4—Convention concerning termination of employment at the initiative of the employer             317

Schedule 5—Convention concerning equal opportunities and equal treatment for men and women workers: workers with family responsibilities                                                      326

Schedule 6—Transitional arrangements for parties bound by federal awards        332

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                           332

Division 1—Objects of Schedule                                                                        332

1............ Objects of Schedule........................................................................ 332

Division 2—Interpretation                                                                                     333

2............ Definitions...................................................................................... 333

3............ Meaning of industrial action........................................................... 336

Division 3—Continuing operation of awards                                                339

4............ Continuing operation of awards in force before reform commencement 339

5............ Particular rules about transitional awards....................................... 340

6............ Cessation of transitional awards..................................................... 340

Part 2—Performance of Commission’s functions                                             341

7............ General functions of Commission.................................................. 341

8............ Performance of Commission’s functions under this Schedule........ 341

9............ Anti-discrimination considerations................................................. 342

10.......... Commission to have regard to operation of Superannuation Guarantee legislation 343

11.......... Commission to encourage agreement on procedures for preventing and settling disputes      343

12.......... Commission to have regard to compliance with disputes procedures 343

13.......... No automatic flow-on of terms of certain agreements.................... 343

14.......... Commission to act quickly.......................................................