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SLI 2006 No. 68 Regulations as made
These Regulations make technical amendments to the principal Regulations, such as numbering, and to provisions dealing with the signing of workplace agreements, civil penalities and agreements made by contracts of employment for the purpose of the Australian Fair Pay and Conditions Standard.
Administered by: DEWR
Registered 30 Mar 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-May-2006
Tabled Senate09-May-2006
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Employment (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Workplace Relations Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 68

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

Dated 30 March 2006

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

KEVIN ANDREWS


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Workplace Relations Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the day after they are registered.

3              Amendment of Workplace Relations Regulations 2006

                Schedule 1 amends the Workplace Relations Regulations 2006.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Chapter 2, Part 4, regulation 4.11

substitute

4.11        Application of the Criminal Code

                Unless the contrary intention appears in the Act or these Regulations, Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (other than section 13.2 and Part 2.7) applies to civil penalties in this Part as if those penalties were offences.

[2]           Chapter 2, Part 7, paragraph 7.1 (3) (a)

omit

a workplace agreement or contract of employment

insert

a workplace agreement or a written contract of employment

[3]           Chapter 2, Part 7, subregulation 7.1 (3), example, second paragraph

after

the employer and employee have agreed

insert

, in writing,

[4]           Chapter 2, Part 7, paragraph 7.1 (4) (a)

omit

a workplace agreement or contract of employment

insert

a workplace agreement or a written contract of employment

[5]           Chapter 2, Part 7, paragraph 7.1 (5) (a)

omit

a workplace agreement or contract of employment

insert

a workplace agreement or a written contract of employment

[6]           Chapter 2, Part 8, subregulation 8.13 (1)

omit

an employer must ensure that a workplace agreement includes the signatures of:

insert

an employer must obtain the signatures of:

[7]           Chapter 2, Part 8, after subregulation 8.13 (4)

insert

      (4A)   It is a defence to a contravention of subregulation (1) that the workplace agreement:

                (a)    is a collective agreement; and

               (b)    does not include the signature of a person (other than the employer) because of the person’s failure or refusal to sign the agreement.

[8]           Chapter 2, Part 8 subregulation 8.14 (2)

omit both mentions of

signed

[9]           Chapter 2, Part 8, after subregulation 8.14 (4)

insert

         (5)   It is a defence to a contravention of subregulation (1) that the workplace agreement:

                (a)    is a collective agreement; and

               (b)    does not include the signature of a person (other than the employer) because of the person’s failure or refusal to sign the agreement.

[10]         Chapter 2, Part 8, regulation 8.15

substitute

8.15        Application of the Criminal Code

                Unless the contrary intention appears in the Act or these Regulations, Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (other than section 13.2 and Part 2.7) applies to civil penalties in this Part as if those penalties were offences.

[11]         Chapter 2, Part 9, regulation 9.26

substitute

9.26        Application of the Criminal Code

                Unless the contrary intention appears in the Act or these Regulations, Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (other than section 13.2 and Part 2.7) applies to civil penalties in this Part as if those penalties were offences.

[12]         Chapter 2, Part 19, regulation 19.3

substitute

19.3        Application of the Criminal Code

                Unless the contrary intention appears in the Act or these Regulations, Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (other than section 13.2 and Part 2.7) applies to civil penalties in this Part as if those penalties were offences.

[13]         Chapter 8, regulation 1.3

substitute

1.3           Application of the Criminal Code

                Unless the contrary intention appears in the Act or these Regulations, Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (other than section 13.2 and Part 2.7) applies to civil penalties in this Part as if those penalties were offences.

[14]         Schedule 8, title

substitute

Schedule 8        Further provisions — amendments of the Act relating to definitions

(Chapter 4, item 1.1)

[15]         Schedule 8, Part 1, item [3], inserted paragraphs 2 (2) (f) to (t)

substitute

                (f)    paragraph 100 (6) (d);

                (g)    paragraph 100 (8) (a);

                (h)    paragraph 100 (8) (b);

                 (i)    paragraph 100 (11) (a);

                (j)    paragraph 100 (11) (b);

               (k)    paragraph 100 (11) (c);

                 (l)    paragraph 100 (11) (d);

               (m)    paragraph 151 (1) (b);

                (n)    paragraph 151 (1) (c);

               (o)    paragraph 151 (1) (f);

               (p)    section 178, definition of pre-reform State wage instrument, subparagraph (b) (ii);

               (q)    section 178, definition of pre-reform Territory wage instrument, subparagraph (a) (ii);

                (r)    paragraph 513 (1) (e);

                (s)    section 518;

                (t)    Schedule 8, paragraph 3 (b), the second reference to employee, but not the first reference to employee;

                (u)    Schedule 8, paragraph 10 (b), the reference to employees but not the reference to employee.

[16]         Schedule 8, Part 2, item [6], inserted paragraphs 3 (2) (d) and (e)

substitute

               (d)    paragraph 43 (1) (c);

                (e)    subparagraph 64 (2) (b) (i);

[17]         Schedule 8, Part 3, item [9], inserted paragraph 4 (2) (p)

substitute

               (p)    subsection 515 (4), definition of labour hire agency;

 


Note

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