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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 20 Oct 2015
Introduced HR 19 Oct 2015
Table of contents.

2013‑2014‑2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Fair Work Amendment (Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Location) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Mr Christensen)

 

 

 

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............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Part 1—Main amendment                                                                                           3

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                     3

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                        4

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                     4

 

 


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 (Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Location) Act 2015.

2  Commencement

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

3  Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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

Part 1Main amendment

Fair Work Act 2009

1  After section 351

Insert:

351A  Discrimination based on where a person lives

             (1)  An employer must not take adverse action against a person who is an employee, or prospective employee, of the employer because of where the person lives.

Note:          This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4‑1).

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply to action that is taken because of the inherent requirements of the particular position concerned.

Part 2Other amendments

Fair Work Act 2009

2  Section 351 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

351  Discrimination—general

3  Subsection 539(2) (table item 11)

After “351(1)”, insert “351A(1)”.