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Screen Industry Workers Bill

Introduced on Feb 18, 2020. The Bill rolls back some of the provisions of the so-called ‘Hobbit” laws. It introduces a workplace relations framework about the employment status of people doing screen production work. It introduces a duty of good faith and mandatory terms for contracting relationships in the industry; allow collective bargaining at the occupation and enterprise levels; and creates processes for resolving disputes arising from contracting relations or collective bargaining. First reading on March 5 with National and ACT opposed. Referred to the Education and Workforce Committee with a June 2 report back. Report back extended from June 2 to August 6. Reported back on Aug 6 2020 with changes. Second reading on Aug 23 2022 with National and Act opposed. Committee stage completed Aug 31 with no major changes.  Screen Industry Workers Bill