The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Act 2022 has received Royal Assent. This will change some of the Acts that are relevant to our work. Updates and related changes to our processes will be published on this page.
On 6 December 2022 the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs Better Pay) Act 2022 received Royal Assent.
The Secure Jobs Better Pay Act amends the following Acts which are relevant to the Commission’s work:
- Fair Work Act 2009
- Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009
- Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
The amendments will commence in stages over a 12 month period.
7 December 2022 (the day after Royal Assent)
|6 March 2023||
6 March 2023, or an earlier date to be fixed by proclamation
|6 June 2023||
|6 June 2023, or an earlier date to be fixed by proclamation||
|6 December 2023, or an earlier date to be fixed by proclamation||
Changes to information on our website
|Declaration in response to application to terminate an agreement after the expiry date (Form F24D) (new)||New form for an employer, employee or union to tell us whether they support or oppose an application to terminate an enterprise agreement after the nominal expiry date||29/12/2022|
|Forms: Form F17, Form F24C, Form F28, Form F32 (updated)||Questions added or amended - for more details see Changes made to agreement forms||29/12/2022|
|Discrimination (updated)||Additional attributes apply from 7 December 2022||12/12/2022|
|Sunsetting of zombie agreements (new)||Zombie agreements: what they are, when they sunset and how to apply for an extension||12/12/2022|
|Who, when and how to start bargaining to replace an enterprise agreement||12/12/2022|
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations have issued a number of fact sheets to help you understand the changes.
They can be found on the Secure jobs better pay page on the Department's website.
The Fair Work Ombudsman also has information about the changes to a number of existing rules and the range of new workplace laws.
Details can be found on their website at Secure Jobs, Better Pay: changes to Australian workplace laws.
We encourage you to send any feedback about how we implement the changes from the Secure Jobs Better Pay Act to us by email: email@example.com.