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Closing Loopholes Act has commenced

15 Dec 2023

The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Act 2023  received Royal Assent yesterday.  

From today, the Closing Loopholes Act:

  • empowers the Commission to consider applications relating to some labour hire workers
  • amends the general protections provisions to:
    • strengthen discrimination protections for employees who have been, or are being, subjected to family and domestic violence  
    • introduce a general protection for workplace delegates when carrying out their role  
  • empowers the Commission to make a model term for modern awards relating to delegate rights
  • makes amendments to provisions regarding protected action ballot order conferences.

We have published a new Closing Loopholes – what’s changing page on our website.  

Relevant forms will be published as soon as they're available. Until then, parties can make an application using Form F1 – General application form.

The President will make a statement early next week setting out how we intend to implement the new measures.  

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