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Labour Relations Reform Bill 2002

Bill No. 100
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Workplace Agreements Act 1993 (Western Australia) to provide for the phasing out and expiry of that Act; to introduce Employer Employee Agreements (EEAs); to repeal existing provisions including pre-strike ballots, restrictions on union political expenditure, federal award coverage, compulsory resume work orders, restrictions on right of entry, and inspection of time and wages records; to enhance the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993; to promote a collective approach to industrial relations through new objects of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 and new powers for the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission, facilitating the award making and collective agreement making process and introducing good faith bargaining; to clarify and increase the powers of the Industrial Relations Commission; and to reform the unfair dismissal provisions.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 8 Jul 2002 as Act No. 20 of 2002. 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
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 02/19/2002  
First Reading 02/19/2002  
Second Reading 02/19/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/13/2002  
Consideration in Detail 03/13/2002  
Amendments adopted 03/28/2002  
Third Reading 03/28/2002  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 04/09/2002  
Second Reading 04/09/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 05/07/2002  
Committee of the whole 05/07/2002  
Amendments adopted 06/26/2002  
Third Reading 06/27/2002  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  06/28/2002  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  06/28/2002