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Workplace Relations

Fair Work Act (and predecessors)

  • Preview NFF submission to Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (PDF 286.3 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee on 6 April, 2017

    NFF Submission to the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 Inquiry.

  • Preview NFF submission to Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Inquiry (PDF 795.3 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee on 6 April, 2017

    NFF Submission to the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 Inquiry.

  • Preview Fair Trade (Workers' Rights) Bill 2013 inquiry: Submission (PDF 673.2 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Standing Committee on 24 February, 2014

    The NFF's 2013 Submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Standing Committee on the Fair Trade (Workers' Rights) Bill 2013 outlines the NFF's commitment to policies that support trade and investment, liberalisation, and recognise the benefits to Australia from increased access to markets. In addition, the NFF also recognises the importance of regulations which protect workers' basic rights.

  • Preview Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 : Submission (PDF 524.1 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee and House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Education and Employment on 15 April, 2013

    The NFF’s submission to the Fair Work Amendment Bill addresses several key issues in the second tranche of changes to the Fair Work Act 2009. Primarily, the Submission addresses issues around flexible working arrangements, workplace bullying, right to entry and issues around awards and agreements. The NFF believes that the Bill requires rigorous scrutiny before it is proceeded with.

  • Preview Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012: Submission (PDF 451.2 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on 2 December, 2012

    The NFF's submission to the proposed Human Rights and Anti – Discrimination Bill 2012 consolidates a number of pieces of discrimination legislation, including the Age Discrimination Act, the Disability Discrimination Act, and the Racial and the Sex Discrimination Acts.

  • Preview First three years of the Fair Work Act 2009: Submission (PDF 557.7 kb)
    Submitted to Fair Work Australia on 12 April, 2012

    The NFF’s 12 April 2012 submission to Fair Work Australia for the review of the first three years of the Fair Work Act (including individual flexibility arrangements and the National Employment Standards) recommends that Fair Work Australia reduce red tape, confusion and complexities within the Fair Work Act.

  • Preview Fair Work Act Review: Submission (PDF 2.8 Mb)
    Submitted to Fair Work Act Review Panel on 17 February, 2012

    The NFF’s 17 February 2012 submission to the Fair Work Act Review Panel makes ten recommendations, based on the understanding that economic prosperity and growth requires fairness and security in the workplace.

  • Preview Fair Work Bill 2008: Submission (PDF 466.7 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations on 23 December, 2008

    The NFF's 23 December 2008 submission addresses three core concerns within the Fair Work Bill 2008, including the application of the Bill, technical details and policy concerns. While the Bill reflects a generally balanced approach to reforming the national workplace relations system, based on extensive consultation, many concerns of the agricultural sector have not been addressed.

  • Preview Collective Bargaining Thresholds: Submission (PDF 50.9 kb)
    Submitted to Treasury on 27 November, 2006

    The NFF's 27 November 2006 submission to Treasury advocates for transaction thresholds for farmers to enable collective bargaining notifications to be raised, taking into account the high turnover/low margin nature of agricultural production.

  • Preview Independent Contractors Bill 2006 and Workplace Relations Legislation Amendment (Independent Contractors) Bill 2006: Submission (PDF 275.3 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Committee on 21 July, 2006

    The NFF's 21 July 2006 submission provides support for the Bill introducing greater freedom to enter into genuine independent contracting arrangements, while also raising concerns about the Corporations Power and deeming provisions within State legislation.

  • Preview WorkChoices Discussion Papers: Submission (PDF 409.1 kb)
    Submitted to Award Review Taskforce on 3 February, 2006

    The NFF's 3 February 2006 submission highlights issues in relation to the simplification and rationalisation process under WorkChoices.

  • Preview Workplace Relations Amendment (WorkChoices) Bill 2005: Submission (PDF 201.7 kb)
    Submitted to Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education Committee on 10 November, 2005

    The NFF's 10 November 2005 submission supports the passing of the WorkChoices Bill and outlines the NFF's call for deregulation of the workplace.

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