Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Amendment Bill 1997

Bill No.58

SynopsisThis Bill seeks to -
    • reduce the size of the Board and enhance decision-making processes through the introduction of simple majority decision-making;
    • provide for the appointment of an independent Chair and members appointed by the Minister following consultation with industry;
    • complete the separation of the BCITF from the BCITF Council;
    • amend the objects of the Act, with particular emphasis on removing the requirement for sectoral distribution of funds;
    • clarify the ambit of levy coverage;
    • institute an appeals mechanism to ensure there are no continuing anomalies in the application of the level, with a right of appeal to the Minister;
    • provide an administrative and staffing structure which is independent from the BCITF Secretariat; increase accountability and institute the use of tenders in the allocation of funds;
    • allow organisations that establish their own training arrangements to apply to the Minister for exemption; and
    • incorporate a sunset clause after three years of operation.

StatusAssented to 04/30/1998
Royal Assent given 30 Apr 1998 as Act No. 6 of 1998. 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)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/28/1997  
First Reading 08/28/1997  
Second Reading 09/09/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 09/16/1997  
Consideration in Detail 09/16/1997  
Amendments adopted 09/16/1997  
Third Reading 09/17/1997  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 09/17/1997  
Second Reading 09/17/1997  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/22/1997  
Committee of the whole 10/23/1997  
Amendments adopted 11/11/1997  
Third Reading 11/11/1997  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Consideration of Legislative Assembly Message   03/11/1998 2 

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  11/26/1997 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  04/01/1998 3 

1. Legislative Council amendments Nos 6 & 7 agreed to and amendments Nos 1 to 5 and 8 disagreed to by the Legislative Assembly.
2. Legislative Council does not insist on amendments Nos 1 to 5 and provides a substitute amendment No. 8.
3. Legislative Council amendment (substitute amendment No. 8) agreed to by the Legislative Assembly.