Late on Wednesday 5 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal Four Yearly Review and Other Measures) Bill 2017 (Bill) was passed by both houses of Parliament The Bill received royal assent on 11 December 2018 creating a Commencement Date of 12 December 2018.

The Bill focusses on three key areas:

  1. the Fair Work Commission (FWC)’s power to overlook certain minor procedural or technical errors when approving an enterprise agreement;
  2. the FWC’s reviews of modern awards; and
  3. other provisions that are intended to provide greater scrutiny of the performance and conduct of FWC members.

Click here to view a handy summary of the first two areas addressed in the Bill.

This article was written by Wendy Fauvel, Senior Associate and Natassia Smith, Solicitor.

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Miles Bastick
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Partner, Sydney
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Anna Creegan
Partner, Perth
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Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Brisbane
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Anthony Wood
Anthony Wood
Partner, Melbourne
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Wendy Fauvel
Wendy Fauvel
Senior Associate, Brisbane
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