Labour Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Bill No.123

SynopsisThis Bill will amend various Acts; namely to -
(a) provide for reasonable hours of work under the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (MCE Act);
(b) make minor amendments to the right of entry provisions under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (IR Act);
(c) enable the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) to independently set wages for State-based employees under awards and the MCE Act;
(d) enable an employer or a union seeking to make a federal collective agreement to initiate good faith bargaining under the IR Act;
(e) prohibit employers from requiring or unduly pressuring employees to contract-out of annual leave under the MCE Act;
(f) improve minimum parental leave, sick leave, carer's leave and bereavement leave entitlements under the MCE Act;
(g) improve long service leave entitlements under the Long Service Leave Act 1958 (LSL Act) and the Construction industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (Construction Act);
(h) abolish the Long Service Leave General Order of the WAIRC;
(i) enhance Industrial Inspectors' powers under the LSL Act; and
(j) designate the MCE Act's and LSL Act's record-keeping provisions as civil penalty provisions, instead of offence provisions.

StatusAssented to 07/04/2006
This Act came into operation on Royal Assent - Royal Assent given 4 Jul 2006 as Act No. 36 of 2006

Current Bill


Inactive hide details for Previous Versions of this BillPrevious Versions of this Bill


Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/30/2006  
First Reading 03/30/2006  
Second Reading 03/30/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/02/2006  
Consideration in Detail 05/11/2006  
Third Reading 05/11/2006  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 05/24/2006  
First Reading 05/24/2006  
Second Reading 05/24/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/15/2006  
Committee of the whole 06/15/2006  
Amendments adopted 06/20/2006  
Third Reading 06/22/2006  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Message sent to the Legislative Assembly with amendments for concurrence.    
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  06/27/2006  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/28/2006