Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Law must include Parliamentary Review of ERA

Max Bradford

National Industrial Relations Spokesperson

Monday 14 August 2000

Law must include Parliamentary Review of Employment Relations Act

A bid will be made to include in law a Parliamentary review of the Employment Relations Act to assess it against the objects of the legislation and change it if needed, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

"The Government continues to refuse to accept any accountability for the impact of the Employment Relations Bill despite major concerns about what it means for jobs, growth and strike action.

"National will seek to include a select committee review of the Act within two years to establish whether it is meeting its stated objectives.

"The Act's object is to "build productive employment relationships through the promotion of mutual trust and confidence" but the Government has not specified any way of measuring this.

"National's amendment will seek to establish a select committee review of the Act - similar to that in the Electoral Act which allows for a select committee review of MMP.

"The Review would begin after 1 February 2002 and finished by September 2002 and would look at the "effects of the Act as they relate to the objects and recommend changes".

"The select committee review is vital for two reasons. One the legislation has been so badly drafted there are bound to be mistakes that need fixing and two the Government has refused to lay down any criteria to judge the success or failure of the legislation.

"The select committee review would bring some accountability into the process."

Ends

Part 11b attached

Employment Relations Bill

Proposed Amendment

Max Bradford, in Committee, to move the following amendment:


New Part 11B
To insert after, clause 264 (after line 36 on page 188), the following
part:

Part 11B
Review of Employment Legislation

264A Object of this Part
The object of this Part is to establish a review of this Act
to identify what changes, if any, are needed to further fulfil the
objects
of this Act as stated in Clause (3)

264B Interpretation
"Select Committee" means the Select Committee of the House
of Representatives established under this Part to review the Act.

264C Review by Select Committee
(1) The House of Representatives shall, as soon as
practicable after the 1st day of February 2002, appoint a select
committee
to consider the following matters:
(a) The effects of the Act as they
relate to the objects of the Act;
(b) Any other issues which may help
fulfil the objects of the Act

(2) The select committee appointed under subsection (1)
of this section shall report to the House of Representatives before the
1st
day of September 2002 and shall include in its report a statement
indicating
(a) Whether, in its view, there
should be changes to the Act
Any other issues which it consider the House should consider
to help fulfil the objects of this Act


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>

 

14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>

ALSO:

Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>

ALSO:

Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>

ALSO:

Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>

ALSO:

"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels