Four IR Bills sent to Senate Inquiry

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Four IR Bills sent to Senate Inquiry

Federal Better Bargaining, Choice in Award Coverage, Simplifying Agreement Making and Award Simplification Bills were referred to a Senate Committee inquiry this week.

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Federal Better Bargaining, Choice in Award Coverage, Simplifying Agreement Making and Award Simplification Bills were referred to a Senate Committee inquiry this week.

The Workplace Relations Amendment (Better Bargaining) Bill 2003 was referred to consider its affect on the bargaining capacity of employees and unions, and its affect on the AIRC to settle disputes and the affect on the caring professions.

The Workplace Relations Amendment (Choice in Award Coverage) Bill 2004 was referred to consider its impact on the award safety net and inconsistencies with the Workplace Relations Amendment (Improved Protection for Victorian Workers) Bill 2003.

The Workplace Relations Amendment (Simplifying Agreement Making) Bill 2004 was referred to consider the involvement of parties to variations in agreements, the operating of Australian Workplace Agreements from the date of signing not approval, and the agreement approvals process.

The Workplace Relations Amendment (Award Simplification) Bill 2002 was referred to consider the importance of the award safety net and the effect of reducing the award safety net, the processes involved in further award simplification and the removal of federal provisions.

The Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Legislation Committee for Inquiry will report its findings in Parliament on 17 June 2004.

For more detail on the Bills go to the Parliament of Australia website.

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