Labour Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 1997

Bill No.13

This is the first of three Bills to be introduced this Parliament by the Government in relation to Labour Relations. The purpose of the Bill is to reintroduce those labour relations legislative reforms which were first tabled in September 1995 but which were not passed in the previous term of the Coalition Government. This Bill amends the Industrial Relations Act 1979, Workplace Agreements Act 1993 and Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993. To this effect, it extends the legislation relating to -
      • the duties of officials of organisations;
      • pre-strike ballots;
      • political expenditure;
      • federal award coverage;
      • unfair dismissal;
      • miscellaneous provisions relating to Awards (eg. access to employee records); and
      • other miscellaneous amendments (including the WAIRC’s resumption of work orders).

StatusAssented to 05/23/1997
Royal Assent given 23 May 1997 as Act No. 3 of 1997. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

Current Bill


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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/19/1997  
First Reading 03/19/1997  
Second Reading 03/20/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 04/09/1997  
Consideration in Detail 04/15/1997  
Amendments adopted 04/15/1997  
Third Reading 04/15/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 04/29/1997  
Second Reading 04/29/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/08/1997  
Committee of the whole 05/13/1997  
Amendments adopted 05/14/1997  
Third Reading 05/15/1997  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  05/15/1997