Workplace Relations in Australia is now administered by the Attorney‑General’s Department as a result of the Administrative Arrangements Order introduced on 29 May 2019.

This content is under review and will be moved to the Attorney-General’s Department website.

The former Select Council on Workplace Relations

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Select Council on Workplace Relations was established to progress significant reforms on a range of national workplace relations and work health and safety issues.

On 13 December 2013 COAG agreed that its Council system would be streamlined and that the COAG Select Council on Workplace Relations would not continue.

At the final meeting on 11 April 2014, Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers with responsibility for workplace relations and work health and safety agreed to manage responsibilities and workload through Senior Officials Meetings’, with Ministers to oversee important matters out-of-session with the option of a face to face meeting once a year.

This website provides a historical record of the COAG Select Council on Workplace Relations’ Terms of Reference and meeting Communiques.

Current as at 12 December 2014

Want to know more?

Visit the COAG website

Email seniorofficials@jobs.gov.au