Issue 6—June 2009

About AIRC News


This is the final issue of AIRC News—a free, electronic newsletter available by subscription and from the AIRC website at

With the commencement of Fair Work Australia on 1 July 2009 this newsletter is to be replaced with a new Fair Work Australia newsletter. Your subscription will continue. If you wish to contact us, please click here to send us an email.

Fair Work Australia 

Australia's new national workplace relations tribunal commences operations on 1 July 2009. Fair Work Australia assumes most of the functions of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

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Quick facts about the transition to FWA 

Detailed information about the transition to Fair Work Australia is available on the new FWA website. Regular users of Australian Industrial Relations Commission services can find here some quick facts about the changes as at 1 July 2009.

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Award modernisation 

The Australian Industrial Relations Commission is set to enter the final stage of the award modernisation process. Written submissions, drafts of modern awards and other proposals concerning the scope, content and transitional arrangements for Stage 4 modern awards close on 24 July 2009.

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Decisions by Subject 

The Decisions by Subject list, a regular feature of AIRC News, is now updated to 1 June 2009. The list features AIRC decisions dating back to 1 July 2007—with hyperlinks to the actual decisions. This section will continue to be a feature of the new Fair Work Australia newsletter.

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Did you know?


The Australian Industrial Relations Commission will continue operations until
31 December 2009 to complete outstanding matters – in particular award modernisation. The AIRC website will continue until this time.




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