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AGAINST – Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 - Consideration in Detail - Agree with the amended bill

The majority voted in favour of a motion "that the bill, as amended, be agreed to", which means they can now decide whether to pass the bill in the House.

What does this bill do?

According to the bills digest:

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 aims to make numerous changes to industrial relations legislation with the intention of:

  • encouraging and facilitating enterprise bargaining, and multi-business enterprise bargaining in particular
  • simplifying the bargaining and approval processes for enterprise agreements, including simplifying the better off overall test (BOOT)
  • improving job security and gender equity, including by limiting the use of fixed term contracts and prohibiting pay secrecy clauses
  • improving workplace conditions and protections by providing an enforceable right to request flexible working arrangements
  • abolishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission and making the Fair Work Ombudsman the workplace relations regulator for the building and construction industry
  • abolishing the Registered Organisations Commission and transferring its functions to the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission and
  • enacting other measures not examined in this Digest.


Date and time: 12:59 PM on 2022-11-10
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 80
Total number of "no" votes: 56
Total number of abstentions: 15
Related bill: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022

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