The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 (Closing Loopholes Bill), incorporating a range of amendments was passed by the House of Representatives on 29 November and was introduced to the Senate on 4 December 2023.

On 7 December, the Senate agreed with Government amendments to split the Closing Loopholes Bill and divide it into two parts. Certain provisions were relocated into a separate bill, the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023 (Closing Loopholes No. 2 Bill) which will be considered by the Senate early next year.

The pared down version of the Closing Loopholes Bill passed Parliament on 7 December 2023 and was given Royal Assent on 14 December 2023: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023 (Closing Loopholes Act).

This Guide provides a detailed outline of the changes introduced by the Closing Loopholes Act.

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