Where can you find information about Australian industrial relations law?

Where can you find information about Australian industrial relations law?

Australia’s workplace relations laws are enacted by the Commonwealth Parliament. The Fair Work Commission is the independent national workplace relations tribunal and has the power to carry out a range of functions in relation to workplace matters.

What is the legislation that amended the Fair Work Act 2009?

The Fair Work (State Referral and Consequential and Other Amendments) Act 2009 and the Fair Work Amendment (State Referrals and Other Measures) Act 2009 changes the FW Act to allow states to refer matters to the Australian federal government to form a national workplace relations system.

Does the Fair Work Act apply in Western Australia?

The Fair Work system applies to most not-for-profit organisations and their employees in all states and territories with the exception of Western Australia. In Western Australia the Fair Work system only applies where the not-for-profit is a constitutional corporation.

What is minimum wage in Australia?

Australian minimum wage rates since 2007

Commencement Date Per hour Per 38 hour week
1 July 2017 $18.29 $694.90
1 July 2018 $18.93 $719.20
1 July 2019 $19.49 $740.80
1 July 2020 $19.84 $753.80

Who is not covered by Fairwork act?

You are not covered by the national workplace relations system if you: work in the state public sector or for a non-constitutional corporation in either local government or private industry in Western Australia. work in the state public sector or local government in New South Wales, Queensland or South Australia.

Who is the Fair Work Act 2009 meant to protect?

2.43 The Fair Work Act is one of the key Commonwealth statutes governing the employment of mature age workers. It provides for terms and conditions of employment and sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers and employee organisations in relation to that employment.

What are the key elements of the Fair Work Act?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) provides protections of certain rights, including:

  • workplace rights.
  • the right to engage in industrial activities.
  • the right to be free from unlawful discrimination.
  • the right to be free from undue influence or pressure in negotiating individual arrangements.

Who isn’t covered by the Fair Work Act?

State government employees working in sectors that provide essential services of core government functions aren’t covered by the national system. These include state infrastructure services such as electricity and gas. Some state government employers have registered agreements in the national system.

Are there any changes to the FW Act?

Recent Amendment Acts that made changes to the FW Act include: Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017. Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Act 2017. Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2018.

What is the Fair Work Act in Australia?

The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) and the Fair Work Regulations 2009 are the main legislation we deal with. They govern the employee / employer relationship in Australia.

Who are the regulatory agencies for the Fair Work Act?

There are two regulatory agencies which oversee the correct adherence to the Act in workplaces around Australia: the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman. Together, these agencies administer, govern, and cooperate fair work within Australia.

What was the Fair Work Act of 2009?

Act No. 28 of 2009 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 An Act relating to workplace relations, and for related purposes Administered by: Attorney-General’s; Jobs and Small Business Incorporated Amendments