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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 468A

Eligible protected action ballot agents

             (1)  Each of the following is an eligible protected action ballot agent :

                     (a)  the Australian Electoral Commission;

                     (b)  a person approved by the FWC under subsection (2).

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the FWC may, in writing, approve a person as an eligible protected action ballot agent if the FWC is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person is a fit and proper person to be an eligible protected action ballot agent; and

                     (b)  any other requirements prescribed by the regulations are met.

             (3)  The regulations may prescribe:

                     (a)  conditions that a person must meet in order to satisfy the FWC that the person is a fit and proper person to be an eligible protected action ballot agent; and

                     (b)  factors that the FWC must take into account in determining whether a person is a fit and proper person to be an eligible protected action ballot agent.

             (4)  The FWC must, at least every 3 years after it approves a person as an eligible protected action ballot agent, consider whether the FWC remains satisfied that the person meets the requirements mentioned in subsection (2).

             (5)  If, after considering the matter under subsection (4), the FWC is no longer satisfied that an eligible protected action ballot agent meets the requirements mentioned in subsection (2), the FWC must take:

                     (a)  any action prescribed by the regulations; and

                     (b)  any other action the FWC considers appropriate.



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