Legislation update, 25/10/12

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Legislation update, 25/10/12

Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 in parliament | Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill in parliament | Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 — extension of time for report | Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 progressing | Fair Work Australia Annual Report tabled.

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Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 in parliament | Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill in parliament | Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 — extension of time for report | Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 progressing | Fair Work Australia Annual Report tabled.

 

Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 in parliament
 
The Federal Government introduced into the House of Representatives the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Bill 2012 on 11 October 2012.

The Bill provides that where there is a transfer of business from a state public sector employer to a national system employer, employees will retain the benefit of their existing industrial instrument and accrued entitlements, and have their prior service recognised. This follows proposals announced by the Hon Bill Shorten MP in the wake of state public sector restructures. The Bill and Explanatory Memorandum are available on the Parliamentary Business webpage. 
 


Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill in parliament
 
The government introduced the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Bill 2012 into the House of Representatives on 11 October 2012. 
 
The Bill replaces the administrative General Employee Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme (GEERS) which currently provides protection for unpaid employee entitlements when people lose their job due to liquidation or bankruptcy of their former employer. The Bill and Explanatory Memorandum can be found on the Parliamentary Business webpage. 
 

 
Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 — extension of time for report
 
On 18 September 2012, the Senate granted an extension of time for the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee for tabling its report on the inquiry into Protecting Local Jobs (Regulating Enterprise Migration Agreements) Bill 2012 the until the first sitting day in March 2013.
 


Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 progressing
 
The Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services tabled its report on the Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Further MySuper and Transparency Measures) Bill 2012 on 9 October 2012. The Committee recommended that Parliament passes the Bill. A link to the Committee’s report is available on the Senate Committees webpage.

More information on the Bill can be found on the Parliamentary Business webpage.
 


Fair Work Australia Annual Report tabled
 
The Fair Work Australia Annual Report 2011–2012 was tabled in Parliament and can be accessed online
 
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