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AGAINST – Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 - Second Reading - Agree with bill's main idea

The majority voted in favour of a motion "that the bill be read a second time", which is parliamentary jargon for agreeing with the main idea of the bill.

What is the bill's main idea?

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: 9:31 AM on 2022-11-10
Allegra Spender's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 80
Total number of "no" votes: 58
Total number of abstentions: 13
Related bill: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022

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