Employment Relations Amendment Bill

About this bill

The purpose of this Bill is to restore key minimum standards and protections for employees, and to implement a suite of changes to promote and strengthen collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace. The changes are intended to introduce greater fairness in the workplace between employees and employers, in order to promote productive employment relationships.

Current status

Royal Assent given 11 December 2018.
Enacted as the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018/53)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill



All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 52
Ref 13-2
Introduced 29 January 2018
First reading 1 February 2018
Select Committee Education and Workforce Committee
Public submissions due 30 March 2018
Select Committee report back 7 September 2018
Second reading 27 November 2018
Committee of the whole House 4 December 2018
Third reading 5 December 2018
Royal Assent 11 December 2018
Enacted as Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018/53)
Divided No

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