The Fair Work Commission is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions relating to:
- the safety net of minimum wages and employment conditions
- enterprise bargaining
- industrial action
- dispute resolution
- termination of employment
- other workplace matters.
An Act to amend the law relating to workplace relations, and for related purposes.
Administered by: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
An information gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules, including awards and national employment standards.
The National Employment Standards (also known as the NES) cover everyone in the national workplace relations system. They started on 1 January 2010.
The National Employment Standards are 10 minimum conditions for employees. Together with the national minimum wage, they are a minimum safety net for employees.
They include minimum entitlements for leave, public holidays, notice of termination and redundancy pay.
An employee’s minimum entitlements can also come from a modern award or agreement.
Current SOLAS Award
An Act relating to work health and safety, and for related purposes.
Regulations in support of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011