The Federal Government has no intention of making major changes to the Fair Work Act, Workplace Relations Minister Chris Evans said in a staunch defence of the FW system today (13 April). “I want to make it very clear to you today that the new system is working,” Evans said in a speech at the ACTU OHS and Workers’ Compensation Conference in Brisbane.
Source: Workforce 13 April 2011
Industrial relations legislation and even employer’s industrial tools are largely irrelevant when it comes to productivity and business outcomes, General Motors Holden HR director Mark Polglaze has argued.
Source: Workforce, 8 April 2011
The Industrial Relations Advisory Council Bill 2010 was passed by both houses of NSW Parliament on Tuesday 19 October and is awaiting assent. The aim of the Bill, as the title suggests, is to create the Industrial Relations Advisory Council, a NSW body that brings a range of interested parties together twice a year to consult on IR matters.
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The Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) and Other Provisions Bill 2009 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliamant on Wednesday the 11th of November 2009.
This Bill refers certain matters relating to Queensland’s industrial relations system to the Commonwealth for the purposes of section 51(xxxvii) of the Commonwealth Constitution.