Workplace Relations

News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Workplace Relations.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining Report for the December Quarter 2016 is now available

News | 24 April 2017

Australian Government Response to 'Seasonal change' report tabled

News | 16 February 2017

Australian Government response to an Inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman into the effect of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal’s Payments Order on small businesses

News | 23 January 2017

Unpaid Work Experience in Australia Report, December 2016

News | 22 December 2016

The September quarter report of Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining has been released.

News | 12 December 2016

Non-quantifiable wage increases in federal enterprise agreements

News | 7 October 2016

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the June quarter 2016 is now available

News | 28 September 2016

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill 2016 released

News | 21 August 2016

Access to WAD dataset now available

News | 24 June 2016

The Workplace Agreements Database enterprise agreements dataset is now available to approved users for research purposes. The database is a rich and valuable source of workplace relations information and has the potential to contribute to workplace relations discussions by enhancing the evidence...

Australian Government expands the Seasonal Worker Programme into the tourism sector in Northern Australia.

News | 6 May 2016

On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government announced the commencement of a tourism pilot under the Seasonal Worker Programme, specifically for Northern Australia. This pilot is one of the workforce measures announced as part of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. This builds on the...

Two reviews of the Road Safety Remuneration System released and consultations to commence

News | 1 April 2016

Final report by Royal Commission into Trade Unions

News | 30 December 2015

On 30 December 2015 Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, tabled the final report by the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Productivity Commission’s final report on the workplace relations framework

News | 23 December 2015

On 21 December 2015, Minister for Employment, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, released the Producity Commission’s final report on the workplace relation framework.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the September Quarter is now available

News | 8 December 2015

Post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013

News | 21 September 2015

The Department of Employment is conducting a post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment Act 2013 in accordance with Australian Government best practice regulation requirements. 

Supporting Working Parents website and online resources

News | 30 July 2015

On 30 July 2015, the Supporting Working Parents website and online resources were launched at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the March quarter 2015 is now available

News | 30 July 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the December quarter 2014 is now available

News | 13 May 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Department of Employment’s submission to the Productivity Commission review of the workplace relations framework

News | 23 April 2015

The Department has lodged its submission to the Productivity Commission’s comprehensive assessment of the workplace relations system.

Government submission to the Fair Work Commission’s 2014-15 annual wage review

News | 23 April 2015

The Government has lodged a submission to the Annual Wage Review for the consideration of the Fair Work Commission’s Expert Panel.

The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Improving the Comcare Scheme) Bill 2015

News | 24 March 2015

On 25 March 2015 the Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, introduced a Bill to amend the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining for the September quarter 2014 is now available.

News | 20 January 2015

Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining is a quarterly report that provides data, and an accompanying explanatory summary, on quarterly growth in wages and agreement making in the federal workplace relations system.

Important improvements to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner

News | 22 October 2014

Important improvements to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and the Australian Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation Scheme announced.

Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review increases national minimum wage

News | 5 June 2014

The Fair Work Commission Annual Wage Review 2013-14 has lifted the national minimum wage and minimum wages in modern awards.

Review of Transfer of Business Amendment

News | 2 June 2014

The department is undertaking a post-implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment (Transfer of Business) Act 2012.