Award modernisation

The Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) 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.

Final consultations on Stage 3 modern awards conclude on 3 July 2009.

The AIRC to date has issued 44 modern awards in the first two stages of the award modernisation process.

All modern awards are scheduled to be made by 31 December 2009.

Modern awards do not take effect until 1 January 2010.


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