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Labour Relations Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 1997

Bill No. 64
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Labour Relations Legislation Amendment Act 1997 ("principal Act"). Provisions of the Bill include - repealing Part 3 of the principal Act and inserting new provisions relating to pre-strike ballots resulting in the requirements that the ballot be secret, that a scrutineer be appointed by the Commission and that all known members of the union are available to vote; providing limited immunity from legal action in two situations: (i) where union action has been sanctioned by the secret ballot process; and (ii) where an employer or an employee engages in industrial action for the purpose of compelling the other party to enter into a workplace agreement; repealing Part 5 of the principal Act which removed the dual system of registration and awards at Federal and State levels; repealing the prohibition on the collection of union dues by employers; repealing section 34 of the principal Act so that the powers of entry revert to the former arrangements under which an employee could request that information relating to his or her employment be kept confidential; repealing Part 4 of the principal Act relating to political expenditure and transferring it, in an amended form that extends the requirement for disclosure to all public companies as defined in the Corporations Law, into the Electoral Act 1907.

Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Helen Hodgson MLC

Status Legislative Council Second Reading
This Act comes into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent
Current Bill

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 08/28/1997  
First Reading 08/28/1997  
Second Reading 08/28/1997  
Second Reading Speech   

1. Bill reinstated after prorogation.