9—Period for termination of references
(1) Subject to
subsection (2), a day fixed by a proclamation under section 7(1)
must be no earlier than the first day after the end of the period of
6 months beginning on the day on which the proclamation is published.
proclamation under section 7(1) only provides for the termination of the
amendment reference; and
Governor, as part of the proclamation by which the termination is to be
effected, declares that, in the opinion of the Governor, the Commonwealth
Fair Work Act—
is proposed to be amended (by an amendment introduced
into the Parliament of the Commonwealth by a Commonwealth Minister); or
has been amended,
in a manner that is inconsistent with 1 or more of the fundamental
workplace relations principles,
the day fixed by the proclamation under section 7(1)(b) may be earlier
than the day that applies under subsection (1) but must be no earlier
than the first day after the end of the period of 3 months beginning on
the day on which the proclamation is published.
(3) If the Governor
terminates the amendment reference and fixes a day under subsection (2),
the Minister must, as soon as practicable after the publication of the
relevant proclamation, prepare a report on the matter and cause copies of that
report to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.