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A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes
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Registered 13 Feb 2013
Introduced HR 11 Feb 2013
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2010‑2011‑2012‑2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Mr Katter)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes

 

 


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                     3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Fair Work Act 2009, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Fair Work Amendment (Arbitration) Act 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Fair Work Act 2009

1  Subsection 217A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

2  Subsection 240(4)

Repeal the subsection.

3  Subsection 246(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

4  After subsection 246(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  However, subsection (2) does not authorise FWA to arbitrate other than in relation to an actual dispute.

5  Section 255

Repeal the section.

6  Subsection 505(2)

Omit “by arbitration, including”.

7  Subsection 526(2)

Repeal the subsection.

8  Subsections 595(2) and (3)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (2)  FWA may deal with a dispute as it considers appropriate, including in the following ways:

                     (a)  by arbitration (including by making any orders it considers appropriate);

                     (b)  by mediation or conciliation;

                     (c)  by making a recommendation or expressing an opinion.

             (3)  FWA must, on application by a party to a dispute, deal with the dispute by arbitration if the dispute has been ongoing for a period of at least 3 months.

9  Subsection 739(4)

Repeal the subsection.

10  Subsection 739(5)

Omit “Despite subsection (4),”.